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Rublev eliminated the scattered Federer with a remarkable performance




Andrei Rublyov is pleased with the most notable victories of his career. Photo by Reuters

The 21-year-old Russian, who conquered Umag two years ago as a lucky loser, has had a number of injury issues over the past two seasons. It dropped to 70th in the ATP rankings. He beamed with powerful fore hands on Federer's back, completely erroneous. In Round 2, he defeated Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday and showed brilliant form.


A disappointed Federer explicitly left the central playground. Photo by Reuters

Federer was initially scattered where he made many mistakes and lost service in the second and fourth games. The Russians had the advantage reliably until the end. In the second set, his only break came in the seventh game.

The ratio of the points scored was 59:44 in favor of Rublyov, who hit 17 "winners" and made only six unforced errors. Federer donated as many as 19 points. The duel lasted an hour and a minute. Rublev meets compatriot Daniil Medvedev in Friday's quarterfinals.

Federer without the right answer
The 20-time Grand Slam winner is one month after a bitter defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, when he lost two finishing balls, far from true form on solid ground. The final Grand Slam season begins in New York on August 26.

"He played flawlessly, the service was brilliant, he didn't give me anything. He really impressed me. It made it difficult for me to make any point and I couldn't find the right answer, ”the 38-year-old Federer pointed out.

Barty's best at important moments
First seer Ashleigh Barty chased Anett Konteveit after two hours and ten minutes. Estonka led 5: 3 in the deciding set and earned the big win. The Australians teamed up in the tenth game and managed to tie it 5: 5. She got a run-up and she won the next two matches.

CINCINNATI, Round of 16 (M), placement
($ 6,056,280, hard base)

DJOKOVIC (SRB / 1) – CARRENO BUSTA (SPA)
POUILLE (FRA) – HACHANOV (RUS / 8)
6: 7, 6: 4, 6: 2
RUBLES (RUS) – FEDERER (SWI / 3)
6: 3, 6: 4
MEDVEDEV (RUS / 9) – PENALTY (NEM)
6: 2, 6: 1
BAUTISTA AGUT (SPA / 11) – KECMANOVIC (SRB)
6: 1, 6: 2
GASQUET (FRA) – SCHWARTZMAN (ARG)
7: 6, 6: 3
NIŠIOKA (JAP) – THE MINAUR (ACP)
7: 5, 6: 4
GOFFIN (BEL / 16) – MANNARINO (FRA)
7: 6, 6: 2

Barty's after a tough fight in the quarterfinals in Cincinnati

Round with 16 (W), table:
BARTY (ACP / 1)
– CONTAVEIT (EST)
4: 6, 7: 5, 7: 5
CASE (GRE) – SABALENKA (BLR / 9)
6: 7, 6: 4, 6: 4
KA. PLIŠKOVA (CZE / 3) – PETERSON (SWE)
7: 5, 6: 4
KUZNECOVA (RUS) – STEPHENS (USA / 8)
6: 1, 6: 2
V. WILLIAMS (USA) – VEKIC (HRV)
2: 6, 6: 3, 6: 3
HALEP (ROM / 4) – KEY (US / 16)
SVITOLINA (UKR / 7) – KENIN (USA)
OSAKA (JAP / 2) – HSIEH (TJV)
7: 6, 5: 7, 6: 2


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