Rublev suffers a lot to bring Russia closer to the semifinals

Russia's Andrey Rublev celebrates at the end of the men's singles quarter-final tennis match between Russia and Sweden of the Davis Cup tennis tournament at the Madrid arena in Madrid on December 2, 2021. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP)

Andrey Rublev put the soul of the Russian Federation team on edge this Thursday at the Madrid Arena. They had a more or less easy victory, but it happened again to the Muscovite who trains Fernando Vicente in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup Finals against the Swede Elias Ymer, as well as in the group stage against the Ecuadorian Quiroz and the Spanish. Feliciano López. After winning the first set with ease, he was diluted and was about to lose as it happened against Toledo. This time he saved the furniture in extremis, in the tiebreaker of the third set, and advanced his team: 6-2, 5-7 and 7-6 (3). In this way, Daniil Medvedev can get the Russians into the semifinals on the fast track if he beats Mikael Ymer, predictably. In such a case the unnecessary doubles point would not be disputed.

Rublev was surprised by the aggressiveness of a rival who grew as the minutes passed by seeing that the level of concentration of the world number five it decreased as his bad mood increased. It is seen that he is already with the right reservation, perhaps thinking about a necessary and deserved vacation before facing a new season that is hard for him, because he must maintain his status and defend many points. The oldest of the Ymer, 25, had nothing to lose and believed in his possibilities.

The second set was a disaster for Andrey, who lost his serve three times and in the third he was not able to break Ymer’s. even though he had up to seven chances to do so. That is why the tie-break was reached and there his pulse did not tremble.

Davis Cup results.

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