With the victory of Rublev, we got the last participant of quarterfinals in Shanghai

The last quarterfinalist of the masters in Shanghai is Andrey Rublev

by Sededin Dedovic
With the victory of Rublev, we got the last participant of quarterfinals in Shanghai
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And we got the last quarterfinalist of the tournament that takes place in Shanghai. After a lot of fighting in the last match of the day, on Wednesday, Andrey Rublev defeated Tommy Paul in two sets - 7:5, 7:5. The match lasted one hour and 36 minutes.

A really interesting match that resulted in Andrey Rublev advancing to the quarterfinals. After a very exciting start to the match, Andrey Rublev was the first to get a chance to break, but Paul saved both break points in the fifth game to take advantage of his first chance in the next game and lead 4:2.

Right away, a big fight and a match was expected. However, Andrey Rublev immediately reached the rib-break and eventually broke the set in his favor with a new break in the 11th game, after which he confirmed the victory of the first set with his serve.

Indeed Rublev showed strong mental strength when it was most needed in decisive matches.

The tournament is entering the finals itself and a lot of interesting matches await us in the quarterfinals

The second set started quite calmly, and Rublev again exerted more pressure in the fifth game, but this time there was no break either.

Then it was seen that Rublev threw in a higher speed and did not allow Paul a single chance to take away a point on his serve and the decisive break comes again in the 11th game. Paul only managed to save one match point until the end.

Nothing was out of his hands, and of course Rublev, who was in a very good mood, contributed to that. Andrey Rublev's great effort and desire to win was really noticed, which paid off in the end. The tournament in Shanghai is slowly coming to an end, we are entering the very end of one of the most interesting tournaments in China ever.

Lots of interesting matches in the quarterfinals, and Rublev will have a very tough job against Ugo Humbert in the quarterfinals. Not an easy opponent for Rublev, but of course this indicates a good and uncertain match.

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