US Open 2022: Russian Rublev beats Norrie and is already waiting for Nadal in the quarters of the US Open

US Open 2022: Russian Rublev beats Norrie and is already waiting for Nadal in the quarters of the US Open

Andrei Rublev, number 11 in the ATP rankings and ninth seed in the US Open singles draw, qualified for the quarter-finals of the tournament on Monday for the third time in his career. In total, there are six presences in the penultimate round of a “major”.

The Russian was good on the Louis Armstrong track (it was closed because of the rain) of the combative Cameron Norrieseventh favorite, por 6-4, 6-4 and 6-4. Rublev, at 24, has had an irregular season during which he has however added three additional titles to his list: Marseille, Dubai and Belgrade.

the pupil of Fernando Vicente in the 4Slam Tennis of Gavá He was already among the top eight in the 2017 and 2020 editions. Indeed, for the first time, he had Rafael Nadal as his executioner.

Precisely, the Balearics could be the Muscovite’s rival if he beats Frances Tiafoe today. The two have met three times, with a 2-1 run for Nadal dropping out in the last previous quarter-final of the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 in 2021.

Two Russians among the best

Rublev joins compatriot and friend Karen Khachanov in the quarter-finals of the US Open, an event in which the two are playing without a flag due to their country’s ongoing war in Ukraine.



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