Tommy Paul won his first title at the 2021 Stockholm Open beating Denis Shapovalov 6–4, 2–6, 6–4. While Paul had a decent 2021, his title win was unexpected.
Paul beat fellow American Taylor Fritz, Andy Murray, and Frances Tiafoe on his way to the final. Paul said,
I’ve played very good matches. I think it’s been because I’ve had a lot of matches in a row in the past seven weeks, gaining confidence every week, and then also the vibes in Stockholm are amazing. I’m just having a lot of fun out on court, a lot of fun.
Sporting a bright purple shirt and a beard, Paul, who is only 24, looked at least a decade older. His bright purple shirt will probably be etched in people’s memory for a long time because you just can’t forget it. In many ways, it is similar to the ugly shorts that Stan Wawrinka wore on his run to the 2015 French Open.