Andrey Rublev’s stunning run of form continues as beats Stefanos Tsitsipas
Andrey Rublev stormed into his fourth straight ATP 500 final with a 6-3, 7-6(2) victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
The in-form Russian swept aside his higher-ranked opponent in Holland with a display of power hitting as he cracked winners, including 24 on his forehand side, to reach the championship match after one hour and 37 minutes.
The win also saw the world No.8 draw his head-to-head record against Tsitsipas to 3-3, as he looks to make a move up the ATP rankings and make a leap up the rankings ahead of Alexander Zverev.
“I play at the best level, to play at the best tournaments, to try to compete, then to go deep and to try to win them,” said Rublev. “A final is always special, so I am going to try to do my best tomorrow.
“I am happy with my performance. I am happy that I am in a final. I won some great matches. Everything is going well. I just want to keep working, keep trying to improve and we will see what is going to happen.”
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