Tennis

Andrey Rublev heads to French Open fresh off Hamburg Open title win

Andrey Rublev charged back from 5-3 down in the deciding set of the Hamburg Open final to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday and head to the French Open with his third title of 2020.

Victory over Tsitsipas gives Russian 3 Tour titles in 2020, trailing only Djokovic

Russia's Andrey Rublev, pictured, roared back from 5-3 down in the deciding set to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the Hamburg Open final on Sunday in Germany for his third tour title of the season. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via Associated Press)

Andrey Rublev charged back from 5-3 down in the deciding set of the Hamburg Open final to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday and head to the French Open with his third title of 2020.

The Russian took the win 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 after Tsitsipas double-faulted on match point — his sixth double-fault of the match in Germany. Rublev's three tour titles this year after wins in Qatar and Adelaide are the most of any player on the tour besides Novak Djokovic.

Rublev was playing in the Hamburg final for the second straight year after losing in 2019 to Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Tsitsipas hit 11 aces in defeat as he failed to win what would have been his second career title on clay after Estoril last year.

WATCH | Andrey Rublev captures his 3rd Tour title of 2020:

Andrey Rublev claimed his 3rd trophy of 2020, and 1st ATP 500 title of his career, by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, in the men's final at the Hamburg European Open. 0:53

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