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‘I can fly in Monaco’s first round’: Rublev on feelings he had before Monte Carlo tournament started

Andrey Rublev survived Tuesday’s second-round panic at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters to claim his 250th round-level win. The Russian beat Spaniard Jaume Munara 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on clay.

The tennis players spent 2 hours and 12 minutes on the court. After losing in the first set, the Russian pulled himself together and won the match.

“The feeling was like this: ‘No way, I can fly away in the first round of Monaco.’ Then, I don’t know, I started to feel that something needed to be changed, I should have played more aggressively “, says Rublev.

In the third-round match, the Russian’s opponent has yet to be determined. Another Russian Karen Khachanov defeated Alejandro Davidovich-Fokin from Spain in the first round, and in the second round he will play with the winner of the encounter Daniel Evans (Great Britain) – Ilya Ivashko (Belarus). Ilya Gakhov ended his participation in the tournament after losing in the second round to Novak Djokovic. The Russian with dignity resisted the first racket in the world. On April 12, Daniil Medvedev will start the Monte-Carlo tournament.

See also: ‘I absolutely have to change my game’: Daniil Medvedev on the Monte Carlo clay court tournament.

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