Rublev sweeps Fucsovics to reach round of 16

The Russian only gave up three games, without losing any serve. He has 20 wins in 2021, more than anyone else. Four wins away from his first Masters 1,000.


Win, win and win again. It is the formula that Andrey Rublev is applying this season, which makes him the tennis player with the most victories in 2021 with a total of 20. The last one was achieved this Monday at the Masters 1,000 in Miami against Marton Fucsovics, so that sealed his ticket to the round of 16 in Florida on the fast track: 6-2 and 6-1 in just 52 minutes of play. Lethal.

The pupil of the Spanish Fernando Vicente applied his usual roller at the beginning, with an intensity and precision from the back of the track that stifles the game of his rivals. The Hungarian tried to enforce his law with service, his best weapon, but Rublev gave no choice. It is difficult to fit in a 6-2 partial in the first set when you have signed 83% of the points played with the first serve, but Fucsovics had no choice but to accept the superiority of the Russian, who seasoned his breaks with a tremendous 93% of points won with first. Unstoppable.

The script remained in the second set and Fucsovics' particular thriller was lengthened (0-4 in his duels against Rublev this year). Of course, not too much, because the Russian was winning points and games at lightning speed. What if a parallel backhand, a direct first serve rest, an unstoppable drive ... Rublev made winners of all colors on a day of maximum inspiration to advance to the next phase, where a Marin Cilic awaits him who got rid of Lorenzo Musetti in their third round match (6-3 and 6-4). Four games separate Moscow from its first Masters 1,000 title ... 444 444Shapovalov and Karatsev say goodbye

Who has not raised his head so far this year is Denis Shapovalov, who despite being the sixth seed of the tournament has fired almost at the first change. His executioner was the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, who endorsed him 6-3 and 7-6 (6) to leave his discreet balance of the season in 7 wins and 6 losses. The Pole will face another Canadian, Milos Raonic, who beat Frenchman Humbert (6-4 and 7-5). Later, American Sebastian Korda put a stop to Aslan Karatsev's magnificent season with a strangely bulky win over the Russian, who barely put up a fight before falling 6-3 6-0. The Australian Open semi-finalist, who had just won the title in Dubai, was not comfortable with the very hot and humid conditions of the match and the tournament. Korda will face the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who had no problem to beat the Frenchman Mannarino (6-1 and 6-4) .

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