Andy Murray made it into the top four at the $1.3 million men’s hard court tennis tournament in Doha, seeing off top seed Russia’s Andrey Rublev.
|Rublev’s eight farewell in Doha (Photo: AFP)|
The former world number one Briton, who won the tournament in 2008 and 2009, came from behind in the quarter-finals on Thursday against Frenchman Alexandre Mueller, who came from the qualifiers and is ranked 170th in the world.
2020 champion Andrei Rublev – who is fifth in the world rankings – was knocked out by surprise, and the first seeded Russian tennis player was seen off by Czech Jiri Lichka, the 52nd seed. Daniil Medvedev, winner in Rotterdam on Sunday, also made it into the top four The first after beating Australian Christopher O’Connell in the final, so he can already boast a record of 12/2 this year, winning his seventh match in a row.
ATP 250, Doha ($1,485,775, hard court)
Lehecka (Czech) – Rublev (R, 1) 4:6, 6:4, 6:3
Murray (British) – Muller (French) 4:6, 6:1, 6:2
Auger-Aliassime (Canada, 2) – Davidovich (Spain, 7) 6:4, 7:6 (7-5)
Medvedev (RUSSIA, 3) – O’Connell (AU) 6:2, 4:6, 7:5
Australian Open champion Aryna Zapalenka lost from a 6:0 lead, 3:1 in the quarterfinals of the $2.8 million (1 billion Hungarian forint) women’s hard court tournament in Dubai.
The Belarusian bid farewell to 2021 champion Roland Garros of the Czech Republic, Barborá Krejcíková, who won the final set of the two-hour match 6:1.
WTA 1000, Dubai ($2,788,468, Saab)
Krejcikova (Czech Republic) – Zapalenka (Belarus, second) 0:6, 7:6 (7-2), 6:1
Pegula (American, third) – Mošová (Czech Republic) without a match
Gough (USA, 5) – Keys (USA) 6:2, 7:5
Swiatek (Polish, 1) –Ka. Pliskova (Czech Republic) without playing
Pegula – Krejciková
Ranked #1, Hubert Hurkacz reached the quarterfinals of the men’s hard court tennis tournament in Marseille with a total prize money of €785,000 (300 million HUF).
The Pole, ranked 11th in the world rankings, turned it on after losing the first set, clearly evidenced by the fact that after serving the first 24 in the continuity, he hadn’t lost a single match against Switzerland’s 133rd-ranked Leandro Redi.
Second seed Yannick Senner did not reach the round of 16 against free-card Frenchman Arthur Fils. Italian Supremacy triumphed in Montpellier two weeks ago, then fought in the final in Rotterdam.
ATP 250, MARSEILLE (784,830 euros, indoor, hard court)
Hurkacz (Poland, 1.) – Redi (Switzerland) 4:6, 6:3, 6:2
fils (French) – sinner (Italian, 2) without a game
Dimitrov (Bulgarian, 4) – Brewer (Dutch) 6:3, 6:2
Ymir (Sweden)-Goven (Belgium, 6) without a match
De Minaur (Australian, 3) – Richard (Switzerland) 6:3, 6:3
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