Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev reached the Monte Carlo Masters tennis final for the second time in his career after producing a stunning comeback to beat Taylor Fritz 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in the semi-finals on Saturday. After that, he set up the Monte Carlo showdown with Holger Rune.
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The Monte Carlo Masters Tennis semifinal match was interrupted for 1 hour and 45 minutes due to rain with the score in favor of Rublev at 3-2 in the third set. At the restart of the game, Fritz had his serve broken again and had to save three match points on the next serve. But he was unable to do anything else in the fourth. This time with Rublev’s serve, which closed without losing points.
Andrey Rublev, 25, had already played in the final of the tournament in 2021, but lost to Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. This year, he will face the Danish Holger Rune (9th) to try to win the biggest title of his career at the Monte Carlo Masters Tennis. While Rune starred in a battle against a rival of his same generation, the Italian Jannik Sinner. Showing tennis of the highest level in two hours and 40 minutes, the 19-year-old Dane produced a great comeback. He fell 1-6 in the first set but won the other two 7-5. Rune will go for his second Masters 1000 crown. Last year he surprised in Paris-Bercy by beating Novak Djokovic in his first final in the category. And this Sunday he will try to remain undefeated.
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Despite his excellent present, which places him in sixth place in the world ranking, Andrey Rublev has a debt to settle. Accumulate 12 singles champion titles in his career, but all from ATP 250 and 500 tournaments. So he has yet to win a Masters 1000. And in the Monte Carlo Masters Tennis tournament, the Russian is more determined than ever to settle that pending account.