Rublev, after a close match in a super tie-break, won the match… advances to the quarterfinals
Andrei Rublev (Russia, 6th) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with a thrilling come-from-behind victory, displaying amazing concentration in the super tie-break.
Rublev defeated ’19-year-old divinity’ Holger Rune (Denmark, 10th place) in the round of 16 of the tournament held at Park Road Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on the 23rd 6-3 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6 [11- 9].
Rublev successfully overcame the triple break crisis in the 5th game of the first set and succeeded in breaking first with a strong forehand winner in the following service game. However, he allowed a break back immediately, but broke again and took the first set. 먹튀검증
In the 2nd set, Rune increased his first serve success rate from 46% to 78% and kept his service game stable, and Rune broke his 4th game to take the 2nd set.
In the third set, Rublev struck back again. Rublev moved aggressively on the return, shaking Rune and breaking his sixth game with aggressive net play to put him back in the lead.
In the 4th set, after five deuce encounters in his first service game, Rune kept the break crisis with difficulty and aggressively attacked Rublev’s second serve to tie the game again.
In the last set of the finals, Rune took a chance first. Rune first broke the game score to 5-2, but Rublev tied the score at 5-5, and also Rublev kept the game score 5-6, Rune’s double match point opportunity with amazing concentration. In the super tie-break, Rune led 7-3 with two mini-breaks in the first half, but Rublev scored 6 points in a row and eventually Rublev won the final victory.
With this, Rublev reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open again in two years after 2021. Rublev will then challenge the winners Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 5th) and Alex De Mino (Australia, 24th) for the best individual major results.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Ben Shelton (USA, No. 89) defeated Jeffrey John Wolf (USA, No. 67) by a set score of 3-2 and reached the quarterfinals in his overseas debut. Shelton will then face the winners of the quarterfinals, Roberto Batista-Agood (Spain, No. 25) and Tommy Paul (USA, No. 35).