The Stakhanovite Andrey Rublev, in his ninth tournament of the yearstep on them quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open after knocking down a Dan Evans who stood up to him: 7-6 (7) and 7-5 in 2:28.
The Russian based in Barcelona and under the command of Fernando Vicente has just won the Belgrade final to Novak Djokovic and it is the second time that he has participated in the Mutua Madrid Open. Last year he fell in the round of 16, so he already has his best result.
The British Evans (36th) broke up from the start and forced Rublev (8th) to lift that break and play the first set in the tie-break. In the second, the harshness in the exchanges continued, but the Muscovite had more mettle in the key moments.
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