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In a rush (62 minutes) Andrej Rublew (ATP 70) defeated world number 3 Roger Federer. For the Swiss, it was the fastest defeat of the ATP trip since 2003 (!). At that point, he lost to Franco Squillari on 54 minutes. Nevertheless, Rublew's victory was a big surprise, but it was already evident at the beginning of the game.
4 games, 3 breaks
Right after the first service, Rublew took over from the Swiss. Federer immediately countered with a rebreak. However, the Russian did not let himself get stuck and went to the front again with a break. More breaks did not follow, the first set earned Rublew.
Federer struggled to get into the opponent's service matches. The quick conditions seemed to cater to Rublew even more than Federer.
Rublew freezing cold
Also in the second set, Federer could barely score points by serving Rublew. In turn, the young boy used the first break in the second round with the score 3: 3. This in a moment when the service to the 38-year-old Swiss seemed to work better again.
Rublew only showed nerves after the match. With his first match ball, he finished the game, whereupon he burst into tears of joy. After Stan Wawrinka in the 2nd round, Rublew also removed the other Swiss in Cincinnati. In the quarterfinals he meets his compatriot Daniil Medvedev.
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