Rublev reaches Vienna quarter-finals – in just 8 minutes


Andrey Rublev. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


Andrey Rublev. ( by TPN/Getty Footage)

Russia’s Andrey Rublev wished merely eight minutes to achieve the Vienna ATP quarter-finals on Thursday when Italian teenage opponent Jannik Sinner was pressured to give up.

Fifth-seeded Rublev was forward 2-1 all through the primary set when the 19-year-old world No 43 retired with an accurate foot hurt.

Rublev, now in his ninth quarter-final of this truncated season, will face second seed and defending champion Dominic Thiem for a spot all through the last-four.

US Open winner Thiem eased earlier Chile’s Cristian Garin 6-Three, 6-2.

Italian fortunate loser Lorenzo Sonego defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (eight/6), 7-6 (7/2) and subsequent performs world No 1 Novak Djokovic.

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov knocked out third seed and reigning ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (5/7), 6-Four, 6-Three to doc his first extreme 10 win of the yr.

“I used to be centered, nonetheless he went for it,” talked about world No 20 Dimitrov.

“Contained in the tie-break fairly a number of shut calls correct proper right here and there went his methodology. Nonetheless I saved on believing and saved on doing the changing into factors.”

Dimitrov faces Britain’s Dan Evans for a semi-final place.

Outcomes from the ATP match in Vienna on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Second spherical

Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) bt Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 7-6 (eight/6), 7-6 (7/2)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) bt Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x3) 6-7 (5/7), 6-Four, 6-Three

Dan Evans (GBR) bt Jurij Rodionov (AUT) 7-5, 6-Three

Daniil Medvedev (RUS x4) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN) Four-6, 6-Three, 6-2

Andrey Rublev (RUS x5) bt Jannik Sinner (ITA) 2-1 – retired

Dominic Thiem (AUT x2) bt Christian Garín (CHI) 6-Three, 6-2



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