Kukushkin loses in Open 13 Provence final

ATP Marseille Stefanos Tsitsipas tops David Goffin to set Kukushkin clash

The Greek top seed, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals earlier this year, overcame Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-5 7-6 (5) in just under two hours.

6-2 victory over David Goffin on Saturday to advance to the championship match of the Open 13 Provence in Marseille, France. "It's the biggest satisfaction and the biggest joy in tennis", Tsitsipas said, as quoted by the ATP Tour website.

The 20-year-old Greek had 14 aces and won 84 per cent of his first-serve points against the 31-year-old Kazakh, whose only title was nine years ago on indoor hard courts at the St. Petersburg Open in Russian Federation.

He is hopeful that he will be able to win his first ATP Tour final since his maiden title at the St Petersburg Open nine years ago.

"Winning titles is the thing that I am working for. This week, I can say I am really happy because I felt this hunger back again".

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On Sunday, Tsitsipas edged a tight opening set with the first break of the match in game 12, before falling a break behind midway through the second set.

A delicious forehand cross-court victor earned Kukushkin his first break midway through the second set and he staved off a couple of break points to hold and go 4-2 up.

Kukushkin is through to his fourth career final, but his only win was nine years ago on indoor hard courts at the St. Petersburg Open in Russian Federation.

The tiebreak went with serve until Tsitsipas broke Kukushkin at the 11th point to set up the win on serve and take home the title, his second after he won the Stockholm Open in October a year ago.

The 20-year-old Greek got broken to go down 5-6 in the first set, but completely turned the match around by immediately breaking back to force a tiebreak.

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