Cincinnati quarters did not lead to surprises


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Cincinnati quarters did not lead to surprises

At the beginning of the day Cincinnati Masters 1000 quarterfinals, the russian Andrey rublev, No. 7 in the world, defeated Frenchman Benoit Paire (50th) 6-2, 3-6 and 6-3 in the first duel between the two in the main draw of an official contest, since the first also won five years ago against the Frenchman but in a smaller tournament.

Thus, Rublev advanced to his third semi-final in a Masters 1000 and the seventh semi in 2021, the eighth taking into account the ATP Cup., by teams, which Russia won with their great contribution and that of Daniil Medvedev, current No. 2 in the world ranking.

In fact, Medvedev celebrated next, but in a different way. The Russian crushed Pablo Carreño Busta (12th) 6-1 and 6-1 in just 54 minutes. Thus he took revenge for the defeat suffered in the Tokyo Olympics, also in the quarterfinals, leaving without the possibility of achieving a medal, while the Spanish took the bronze by beating the Serbian Novak Djokovic (1st) by third place.

Medvedev won the Canadian Open in Toronto last Sunday, his fourth Masters 1000 title. At the championships in that category, the Russian now advanced to his seventh career semi-final, the fifth semi overall this year.

On the other side of the key, the world number three, Stefanos Tsitsipas, beat Felix Auger-Aliassime (17th) in three sets by 6-2, 5-7 and 6-1. For the Greek, It will be his eighth ATP semi-final in 2021 and his third at the Masters 1000 level.. In Monte-Carlo he was able to lift the title while in Toronto he could not against Reilly Opelka.

The Greek’s rival will be Alex Zverev (5th) who beat Casper Ruud (11th) smoothly 6-1, 6-3. The German will play again a semifinal in 2021 against Tsitsipas after the Athenian beat him at Roland Garros. For his part, the Hamburg-born beat him in the final of the ATP 500 in Acapulco.


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