Hottest Madrid Open: Rublev upstream, Halep and Shapovalov are shocked

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 22:08 PM (GMT + 7)

(Sports news, Tennis news) No. 6 seed Andrey Rublev has a very strenuous debut at the Madrid Open, big surprises occurred in the matches of Simona Halep and Denis Shapovalov.

Rublev upstream to escape on the day of departure

As one of the top eight seeds of this year’s Madrid Open men’s singles, Andrey Rublev was exempt from the first round. The Russian 6th seed started playing in the second round against American player Tommy. Paul. Surprise happened in the first set when Rubley played subjectively and losing an important break caused him to lose in the tie-break series with a score of 5-7.

Andrey Rublev struggled to join the Madrid Open this year

Entering set 2, the star ranked number 7 in the world regained his composure to win 6-3 and leveled the match score into 1 evenly. In the final set, Rublev continued to show his courage by winning 6-4 and winning tickets to the third round of Madrid Masters this year, where he will meet John Isner or the winner of the ninth seed match Roberto Bautista-Agut. and Marco Cecchinato.

Video match between Andrey Rublev and Tommy Paul:

Halep suddenly stopped walking

Simona Halep has won the Madrid Open women’s singles twice in a row (2016 and 2017). However, the recent performance of the former Romanian world’s No. 1 recently is not good.

Despite winning Sara Sorribes Tormo and Zheng Saisai both with a score of 2-0 in the first two rounds of the WTA tournament in Madrid this year, seed No. 3 Halep has just lost 6-4, 5-7, 5-7. In front of 13th seed Elise Mertens and progressing to the quarterfinals, Belgian Mertens will face 5th seed Aryna Sabalenka or Jessica Pegula.

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Simona Halep stopped in the third round of the tournament on a clay court in the Spanish capital

Video match between Simona Halep and Elise Mertens:

Shapovalov lost to his opponent from Central Asia

Considered much higher than Alexander Bublik but 11th seed Denis Shapovalov lost 4-6 in the first set of the match in the second round of the Madrid Open men’s singles this year. Entering set 2, the Canadian star regained his stance to win 7-5 thanks to a break in the last service game of a competitor from Kazakhstan. But a big surprise happened in the final set when Bublik had a key break in game 10 and won 6-4.

Overcoming Shapovalov, Central Asian tennis player Bublik entered the third round of Madrid Open this year to face the winner in the match between 7th seed Diego Schwartzman and Aslan Karatsev.

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Alexander Bublik (left) excellent 11th seed Denis Shapovalov

Video match between Denis Shapovalov and Alexander Bublik:

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