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Tsitsipas seizes Mubadala title from Rublev

The Russian couldn’t defend the title he won last year

Stefanos Tsitsipas Stefanos Tsitsipas, 2022 Mubadala champion (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Stefanos Tsitsipas dethroned reigning Mubadala World Tennis champion Andrey Rublev in a dominant display, winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

It looked like the match might have been as uncompetitive as yesterday’s semi-finals, when the Greek defeated Casper Ruud for the loss of four games and the Russian dismissed Alcaraz dropping just three.

But Rublev coming back to take the second set did at least force a decider, even if Tsitsipas stepped it up to gain a title he came so close to winning in 2019, when he lost in the final to Rafael Nadal 6-7 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3).

It was also a measure of vengeance for the defeat Rublev meted out last month at the ATP Finals, dismissing his opponent 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

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