Stefanos Tsitsipas and Petros Tsitsipas have finished their doubles campaign at the Monte Carlo Masters after losing in the round-of-16. The Tsitsipas brothers, who stunned No. 8 seeds Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau in their doubles opener, lost to Cristian Garin and Guido Pella 6-4 6-4.
The Tsitsipas brothers made a perfect start to the match, having won the opening two games without a point lost. However, Garin and Pella quickly bounced back as they claimed breaks in the third and seventh game to overturn the deficit and win the opener.
Garin and Pella then claimed an early second set break and held on to their serve to book a straight-set win.
Stefanos Tsitsipas still alive in the singles event
On Tuesday, Tsitsipas claimed a straight-set win over Aslan Karatsev.
"I knew I had to face a difficult opponent today,” Tsitsipas said in his post-match interview, as quoted on the ATP website. “Aslan has [had some] great results this year… I managed to push him back and attack with my forehand.
Things worked out pretty well for me. "My clay court experience helps a lot to come back each year stronger, knowing that I have done better before. It was a very beautiful game out there and I enjoyed it”. Tsitsipas also underlined that he is working hard to improve his game on clay.
“I’m putting [in] hours on the court, trying to become consistent [and] get close to the legends of our sport," said Tsitsipas. "I am working every single day. I am very far from that, but it is definitely a dream of mine that I want to achieve one day.'
' Also, Tsitsipas commented the newly-established partnership between Felix Auger-Aliassime and coach Toni Nadal. "That came really unexpected. Didn't see that coming. It's pretty cool having a coach that has helped Rafael Nadal win so many important titles and has shaped his career in a way,” Tsitsipas said, as quoted on the Roland Garros website.
“Well, it's really good for him. I feel like Felix has an advantage having a coach like this. But he's not going to do the playing for him”.