Stefanos Tsitsipas receives wildcard to compete at Hamburg Open 2021

World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas has received the wildcard at the upcoming ATP-500 Hamburg Open where he will be looking for his 3rd Clay title of the season.

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas will be back on Clay for the last ATP-500 event on Clay scheduled in Germany. The ATP-500 Hamburg Open 2021 have given their wildcard to Stefanos who was the runner-up at the French Open 2021.

Stefanos had a fantastic season on Clay this year, winning two titles and finishing runner-up at two other tournaments. Stefanos won the title at the Monte Carlo Masters 2021 and followed it up with a runner-up finish at the ATP-500 Barcelona Open where he was defeated by Rafael Nadal in a thrilling finale.

He later won the title at the 2021 Lyon Open, a week prior to the French Open and had a fantastic fortnight in Paris finishing as the runner-up after having the first two sets. He was just a set away from the Grand Slam title, but a miraculous comeback by Novak Djokovic in the finals saw the Serbian lifting his 19th Grand Slam title.

Stefanos Tsitsipas was the runner-up at the 2020 Hamburg Open

Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas
Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas with their respective trophies at the 2020 Hamburg Open

Stefanos did not have a successful campaign at the Wimbledon 2021, losing in the first round of both the Singles and Doubles Event. He had partnered with his brother Petros Tsitsipas but the duo was defeated by the team of Jaume Munar and Cameron Norrie in straight-sets.

Stefanos was the runner-up at the 2020 Hamburg Open losing to Andrey Rublev in 3-sets and will be looking to take the title home this time around. Roger Federer is the current leader of most titles won at the tournament, having won 4 titles, one of which came against Rafael Nadal who is also a 2-time champion at Hamburg.

The tournament is set to begin from 12th July, 2021 and will have it’s finals on the 18th of July, 2021. 2-time champion Nikoloz Basilashvili, Spaniards Albert Ramos Vinolas and Pablo Carren Busta along with Aslan Karatsev and Lorenzo Sonego are some of the stars who have already confirmed their participation for the week long tournament in Germany.

While Rublev, who will be the defending champion this year, has not confirmed his participation yet as he is at the Wimbledon 2021 and has qualified for the Round of 16 of the Grand Slam for the very first time.

With the amazing form on Clay Stefanos had been this year, it will be interesting to see if the Greek superstar could add another trophy to his cabinet.

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