Tsitsipas, Ruud to Clash in Monte-Carlo Final

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Stefanos Tsitsipas Eyes Third Monte-Carlo Crown, Faces Casper Ruud in Sunday's Final

After stunning victories over the world's top two players, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud will battle for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title on Sunday.

Tsitsipas, a two-time champion in Monte-Carlo, defeated Jannik Sinner in the semifinals, while Ruud upset Novak Djokovic for the first time to reach the final.

Both players have shown impressive form on clay courts and are seeking a statement win on the surface.

Tsitsipas is motivated to reclaim his place among the sport's elite after slipping out of the Top 10 earlier this season. With a win, he would move up to World No. 7.

Ruud, currently ranked sixth, is aiming for the biggest title of his career. He is aware of Tsitsipas' prowess on clay but is confident in his abilities.

Tsitsipas and Ruud have faced each other three times on the ATP Tour, with Ruud holding a 2-1 advantage. However, Tsitsipas is known for his aggressive play and will look to seize control of rallies early on.

Both players will rely on their forehands to build points and will be eager to land the first punch in the final.

The match is expected to be a close contest between two of the most promising players on the ATP Tour.

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