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Tsitsipas finally delivers on grass with triumph in Mallorca

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Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas has reached his first Tour-level final on grass

World number six Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed a first ATP Tour grass-court title with victory over veteran Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the final of the Mallorca Championships.

Tsitsipas, the tournament’s second seed, won 6-4 3-6 7-6 (2) after two and a half hours to deliver his ninth tour victory.

The Greek had opened up an 4-0 lead before comfortably taking the first set, but Bautista Agut regained composure after trailing 3-1 in the second as he was cheered on by the home support to level the match.

Tsitsipas, though, was soon back in control after an early break and hold put him 4-1 in front.

Although Bautista Agut broke back when Tsitsipas was serving for the championship, it was the Greek who came through after taking command of the tie-break and this time he closed out victory.

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