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Patna : World No 51 Adrian Mannarino, 33, France, upset top seed & World No 6 Andrey Rublev, 23, Russia, in three-sets in a 2nd round match at ATP Kremlin Cup at Moscow, Russia, an indoor hard court tennis tournament, on October 21, 2021, night, to reach quarter-final of the event.
Mannarino beat Rublev 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 in 2 hrs 30 minutes in 2nd round coming back from behind. Both the players won 4 break points each during the match. Rublev hammered 10 Aces during the match to 9 by the Frenchman. Both the players committed 2 double faults each during the match. Both of them also won 3 games each in a row during the match. But, Mannarino won the tie-break. The Frenchman’s winning percentage both on his first and second serve was better than that of Rublev’s.
Mannarino will face Ricardas Berankis, 31, Lithuania, in QF on October 22, 2021. Berankis brushed aside World No 689 Federico Coria, 29, Argentina, 6-2, 6-1 in second round winning 5 break points and 6 games in a row during the match.