Alex de Minaur has been hailed as a gift to Australian tennis by Rod Laver after signing off his breakout season with the ATP Tour Newcomer of the Year title. Looks like both of them playing incredible. Both have drastically differing gamestyles, which made viewing easy on the eye.
Tsitsipas - whose looks have been compared to legendary Swede Bjorn Borg - has an aesthetically pleasing one-handed backhand and more natural power than his opponent, while possessing plenty of fight of his own.
The tournament is being played under a revised format that includes shorter sets to four games, best of five-set matches, no AD scoring, no lets and a shot clock.
Who ya got winning? Tsitsipas maintained his nerve to convert his third set-point and level the match at one set apiece.
But he's top 15 and Munar is, I think, 18, 19 in the world, which looks like normally Tsitsipas supposed to win, like, not easy but with confidence, and the match was so close. It was a fantastic match, I stayed calm.
De Minaur added: 'It's been an unbelievable year. Even if you play so you don't feel nothing today and the other guy is playing so good, you still can win the match, which is not happening normally when you play the real match. Congratulations to Stef and his team for an incredible year and an wonderful week'.
The 20-year-old Greek, who had been the alternate last year, prevailed 2-4, 4-1, 4-3 (3), 4-3 (3).
"I'm incredibly thankful for the opportunity to play here in Milan and be the second victor of the tournament", Tsitsipas said.
'Hopefully I'm going to make the pre-season like I never did before and I can perform well next season and can compete with the top players'.