Published: Sun, October 18, 2020
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Andrey Rublev Reaches Final At St.Petersburg, Zverev At Cologne

Andrey Rublev Reaches Final At St.Petersburg, Zverev At Cologne

The 22-year-old moved up to eighth in the race to London, leapfrogging French Open semi-finalist Diego Schwartzman. Rublev is unbeaten in three ATP Head2Head matches against Coric. He started his tournament by defeating another Canadian, Vasek Pospisil in straight sets.

The Canadian's victory sets up a nifty semifinal against No. 3 seed Andrey Rublev of Russian Federation on Saturday, whom he owns a 2-1 career advantage against.

Shapovalov enters this semifinal match, having played good tennis since the season came back. The meeting ended with the score 4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4.

Andrey Rublev (RUS x3) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x2) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Rublev won the final five points to take the tiebreaker after falling behind 5-2.

Stan Wawrinka (35, ATP 18) was taken out to the quarterfinals stage at the ATP 500 tournament in St. Petersburg.

Tennis – Wawrinka released in straight sets by Shapovalov

Below the highlights of the quartefinal match between Stan Wawrinka and Denis Shapovalov. Both players are extremely powerful and have an explosive forehand. Last Monday Wawrinka made it through the first round after saving three match points in favor of Daniel Evans.

"What can I say, unbelievable job for the last couple of months", Coric said to Rublev on court. Last year, I was not healthy.

Raonic, who won the event in 2015, will face No. 7 seed Borna Coric of Croatia in the semi-finals after Coric defeated American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (3), 6-3. His notable strong serve has been there every game for him, making it very hard for his opponents to return. It was a tough decision, as Coric was in solid position, and ready to put away a backhand volley, but Rublev's floater clipped the line, and even though Coric saved a break point with a big serve to get to 30-40, he could not stop Rublev on the next point. The Russian crushed Great Britain's Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-1 in the quarter-finals.

Raonic is the favorite heading into this match and looks to be the best bet.

'The match was unreal, in my opinion, said Rublev.


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