Stefanos Tsitsipas has won the Monte Carlo Masters without dropping a set, beating Andrey Rublev 6-3 6-3 in the final for his first title this year and sixth overall.
Fourth-seeded Tsitsipas was in dominant form at the Monte Carlo Country Club on Sunday, hailing his win as the perfect end to the best week of his life.
It was an amotional day for Tsitsipas as he raised a trophy at the same venue where, 40 years earlier, his Russian mother Julia Salnikova, a former Fed Cup player for the Soviet Union, had won a junior title.
"I can't describe my feelings right now," Tsitsipas said.
"I am overwhelmed by so many different emotions and nostalgia.
"I had an unbelievable week. It is incredible that I am able to be in the position that I am ... I would consider it as the best week of my life so far," Tsitsipas added after clinching his first Masters crown.
By beating his fellow rising star Rublev, the Greek edged 4-3 ahead of the sixth-seeded Russian in their career meetings, having also beaten him on clay last year in the French Open quarter-finals.
"There were a lot of nerves coming into that match. Playing Andrey was a very difficult thing to do today, also considering that it was a final. I am definitely proud of the way I managed to behave on the court," said Tsitsipas.
"It is even more special doing it here in Monte Carlo and doing it on clay, which is my favourite surface."
The 22-year-old won his last title in February last year at the Open 13 indoor tournament in Marseille - just weeks before France went into lockdown for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 23-year-old Rublev was aiming for his second title of the year, his first at Masters level and ninth overall.
He had produced an audacious display to defeat record 11-time champion Rafael Nadal on Friday and has reached four consecutive semifinals, including Monte Carlo.
But he couldn't even earn a break point against the dominant Tsitsipas.