London calling? ‘Unreal’ Rublev edges ATP Finals rival in St Petersburg


Andrey Rublev. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


Andrey Rublev. (Picture by TPN/Getty Photographs)

Russia’s Andrey Rublev edged nearer to a maiden look within the ATP Finals on Saturday when he defeated fellow London season-finale hopeful Denis Shapovalov to achieve the Saint Petersburg ultimate.

Rublev, the third seed, got here again to defeat the second-seeded Canadian Four-6, 6-Three, 6-Four.

“The match was unreal, in my view,” stated Rublev who strikes forward of Diego Schwartzman into eighth place within the race to London.

“The extent was excessive from either side. Each of us deserved to win.”

Simply two qualification positions stay vacant for the ATP Finals, to be held from 15-22 November.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev have already certified for the elite eight-man occasion.

In Sunday’s ultimate in Saint Petersburg, Rublev will goal his fourth title of 2020 when he faces final yr’s runner-up Borna Coric.

The Croatian defeated 2015 champion Milos Raonic 1-6, 6-1, 6-Four in his semi-final.

Saint Petersburg ATP outcomes on Saturday (x denotes seeded participant):

Semi-finals

Borna Coric (CRO x7) bt Milos Raonic (CAN x6) 1-6, 6-1, 6-Four

Andrey Rublev (RUS x3) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x2) Four-6, 6-Three, 6-Four



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