Andrey Rublev made good predictions that gave him the favorite to beat Grigor Dimitrov and beat the Bulgarian 7-5, 6-2 in 90 minutes to get into the Indian Wells semi-finals for the first time in his career. A rival awaits: the American Taylor Fritz or the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, who faced each other next.
The 24-year-old Russian and world number 7 is on a 13-fight win streak with titles in Marseille and Dubai. He came to the match against the Bulgarian ranked 30th and 35th without losing a single set, just like his rival, and continued his steady pace in search of the final. This is his best result in the tournament and he wants more.
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Rublev served quite well (81% of points won with firsts and 45% with seconds) and he only had to hit 11 winners to break Dimitrov’s serve six times.semifinalist last year, who was quite discreet in service, especially in a second heat in which he collapsed after resisting quite well in the first, although he was always in tow. He had benefited from Novak Djokovic’s drop in the draw and took advantage of it to reach the quarterfinals, but today he is inferior to Rublev’s generation.
Indian Wells Masters 1,000 results.