Stefanos Tsitsipas claims first clay court tittle at Estoril Open

Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas’ French Open preparations gathered momentum as he claimed his first clay court title with a 6-3 7-6(4) victory over Pablo Cuevas at the Estoril Open on Sunday .

Top seed Tsitsipas made the most of his opponent’s struggles to clinch the opening set and grabbed an early break to serve at 4-3 in the second.

But the Australian Open semi-finalist suffered a lapse in concentration and was broken for the first time in the contest during a stretch of nine consecutive points won by Cuevas.

Tsitsipas regained composure to save a set point in the 10th game before sealing the victory in the tiebreak for his third career title.

Tsitsipas now heads to back-to-back ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Madrid and Rome before he bids for a maiden Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros