Rublev suffers and Zverev flies

The Stakhanovist Andrey Rublev, in his ninth tournament of the yearstep on them quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open after knocking down a Dan Evans who stood up to him: 7-6 (7) and 7-5 in 2:28.

The Russian based in Barcelona and under the command of Fernando Vicente has just won the Belgrade final to Novak Djokovic and it is the second time that he has participated in the Mutua Madrid Open. Last year he fell in the round of 16, so he already has his best result.

The British Evans (36th) broke up from the start and forced Rublev (8th) to lift that break and play the first set in the tie-break. In the second, the harshness in the exchanges continued, but the Muscovite had more mettle in the key moments.


Who advanced with less wear and tear was the current champion, Alexander Zverev. The German (25 years old and 3rd in the world), who is comfortable at the height of Madrid, benefited from the Lorenzo Musetti’s withdrawal when they had played 40 minutes (6-3 and 1-0). The talented 20-year-old Italian suffered an injury to his left thigh that prevented him from continuing… The Masters 1,000 in Rome is just around the corner.