Australian Championship: Rublev to the quarter-finals after a marathon match “Hitchcock”

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Russian Andrei Rublev, ranked sixth in the world, beat Danish youngster Holger Ronh to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Australian Tennis Championships.

  • Rublev during the match (web)
    Rublev during the match (web)

Russian Andrei Rublev, ranked sixth in the world, saved two decisive balls before excelling, after a marathon match for more than 3 and a half hours, against young Dane Holger Rohne, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (11-9) to advance to the quarter-finals. Australian Tennis Championship Final.

Rublev, who qualified for the quarter-finals similar to 2020 and for the seventh time in major tournaments, will play with the winner of the Serbian Novak Djokovic V and Australian Alex de Minor (24).

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Djokovic, the nine-time Grand Slam champion, suffers from a muscle injury in his thigh.

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Despite winning 13 professional championships, Rublev did not go beyond the quarter-finals in his career, and he said of his victory: “I was late 2-5 in the fifth set, then faced two balls to decide the match when the score was 5-6, and was late 3-7 in the tie-break. I have no words to describe what happened.”

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