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Vienna: Fifth title of the season for Rublev, who qualifies for the Masters

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 1, 2020
Andrey Rublev is in the footsteps of Novak Djokovic in 2020. The Russian indeed took advantage of the final of the ATP tournament in Vienna to sign his fifth title of the season, the third in a row after his victories in Hamburg and then in Saint- Petersburg. For this, the number 5 seed of the tournament ended the dream week of Lorenzo Sonego, who notably dismissed Novak Djokovic this week. Impeccable at the start of the game, with two shutouts, Andrey Rublev then raised the tone to take the service of the Italian in the fifth game. But, as he concluded this first set, the Russian started to shake. Indeed, Lorenzo Sonego offered his first two break points of the match but failed to seize his chance. In the process, with his first set point, the 8th world took the ascendancy.

Rublev validates his ticket for the London Masters

The second round started on the same basis as the first. Indeed, the two players held their respective face-offs with authority. But, after eight games during which no break point was to report, Andrey Rublev was once again able to accelerate at a critical moment. Lorenzo Sonego folded, conceding the first three points of his service game, giving the Russian three break points. If the 42nd in the world was able to dismiss the first, he did not resist any further and saw the Russian afford the opportunity to serve for the title. Hooked, Andrey Rublev still managed to seal the fate of this final with his first match point (6-4, 6-4 in 1h20 ‘). A success that gives him his fifth title in 2020, overtaking Novak Djokovic and his four titles in the process, becoming the first Russian to achieve it since Nikolay Davydenko in 2009. He matches the performance of the Serbian with this 39th victory since the start of the season , his fifteenth in a row. This title in Vienna also allows Andrey Rublev to join Serbian, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev for the London Masters, whose outfit was recently confirmed by ATP.

VIENNA (Austria, ATP 500, hard indoor, € 1,550,950)
Title holder: Dominic Thiem (AUT)

Rublev (RUS, n ° 5) beats Sonego (ITA, LL): 6-4, 6-4

Sonego (ITA, LL) beats Evans (GBR, SE): 6-3, 6-4
Rublev (RUS, n ° 5) beats Anderson (AFS, PR): 6-4 4-1 retirement

Sonego (ITA, LL) beats Djokovic (SRB, n ° 1): 6-2, 6-1
Evans (GBR, SE) beats Dimitrov (BUL): 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3
Anderson (AFS, PR) beats Medvedev (RUS, # 4): 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Rublev (RUS, n ° 5) beats Thiem (AUT, n ° 2): 7-6 (5), 6-2

Round of 16
Djokovic (SRB, n ° 1) beats Coric (CRO): 7-6 (11), 6-3
Sonego (ITA, LL) beats Hurkacz (POL): 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2)
Dimitrov (BUL) beats Tsitsipas (GRE, n ° 3): 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3
Evans (GBR, SE) beats Rodionov (AUT, WC): 7-5, 6-3

Anderson (AFS, PR) beats Carreno Busta (ESP): 7-5, 6-1
Medvedev (RUS, n ° 4) beats Pospisil (CAN, Q): 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Rublev (RUS, n ° 5) beats Sinner (ITA, WC): 2-1 retirement
Thiem (AUT, n ° 2) beats Garin (CHI): 6-3, 6-2

1st round
Djokovic (SRB, n ° 1) beats Krajinovic (SRB): 7-6 (6), 6-3
Coric (CRO) beats Fritz (USA): 6-4, 6-4
Hurkacz (POL) beats Balazs (HON, Q): 6-3, 7-5
Sonego (ITA, LL) beats Lajovic (SRB): 6-4, 6-3

Tsitsipas (GRE, n ° 3) beats Struff (ALL): 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4
Dimitrov (BUL) beats Khachanov (RUS): 7-6 (6), 6-3
Evans (GBR, SE) beats Bedene (SLO, Q): 6-3, 4-5 retirement
Rodionov (AUT, WC) beats Shapovalov (CAN, n ° 8): 6-4, 7-5

Carreno Busta (ESP) bat Monfils (FRA, n ° 7) : 6-1, 2-0 abandonment
Anderson (AFS, PR) beats Novak (AUT, WC): 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Pospisil (CAN, Q) beats Auger-Aliassime (CAN): 7-5, 7-5
Medvedev (RUS, n ° 4) beats Jung (TPE, LL): 6-3, 6-1

Rublev (RUS, n ° 5) beats Gombos (SLQ, Q): 6-3, 6-2
Sinner (ITA, WC) beats Ruud (NOR): 7-6 (2), 6-3
Garin (CHI) beats Wawrinka (SUI): 6-4, 6-7 (9), 6-3
Thiem (AUT, n ° 2) beats Sachko (UKR, LL): 6-4, 7-5