Andrey Rublev complicated life at the beginning of his participation in the Mutua Madrid Open. The Russian, who had just won Novak Djokovic in the Belgrade finalhad to come back from a set to Jack Draper (2-6, 6-4 and 7-5 in 2h:21) to continue.
The 20-year-old Briton, who entered the draw by invitation and is 121st in the ranking, broke up in the third set, but the number eight in the world recovered it and achieved another to place himself 6-5 and serve and move on.
Another top tennis player also suffered, Hubert Hurkacz (14th)who cost almost three hours of play eliminate Bolivian Hugo Dellien (81st) 7-5, 6-7 (11) and 6-3. The Pole had three match points in the tie-break of the second set, but he did not close them and was forced to face the third and more wear and tear. In the second round he will face Alejandro Davidovich. The Spaniard, a finalist in Monte Carlo, dominates the head-to-head 2-1.
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