HAMBURG, July 3, 2021
Stefanos Tsitsipas will return to the Hamburg European Open. The World No. 4 from Greece accepted a wild card into the main draw of the ATP 500 clay-court event held from July 6 to 18.
Tsitsipas will play for the second consecutive time at the Rothenbaum Tennis Stadium after finishing runner-up to Russia’s Andrey Rublev last year. The French Open finalist said that he is looking forward to coming back to Hamburg playing some competitive tennis matches ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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Tsitsipas is enjoying the best season of his career so far. The 22-year-old reached his first Grand-Slam final at Roland-Garros in early May, in which he was two sets up before losing to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in five. Earlier in the year, Tsitsipas captured his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title in his hometown of Monte-Carlo. In the championship match against Rublev, avenged his defeat from the 2020 Hamburg final.
“Stefanos is one of my favorite players. It is just a pleasure to watch him play tennis. His elegance and emotions make him a special tennis professional who can fight for the title in all major tournaments. I also like his pleasant and self-reflective personality off the court,” said tournament director Sandra Reichel.