Russian Andrey Rublev strolled into the fourth round of the French Open with a facile 6-3 6-2 6-3 win over South African Kevin Anderson on Saturday.
Rublev, seeded 13th at Roland Garros, had lost his only previous meeting against two-times Grand Slam finalist Anderson at the 2015 U.S. Open.
But he did not face a single breakpoint against the 34-year-old on Court Simonne Mathieu.
The 22-year-old, who arrived in Paris after winning the ATP title in Hamburg by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas, broke Anderson’s serve once in the opening set.
He went on to do so twice in the next two sets to complete the win in an hour and 34 minutes.
Rublev is in his first appearance in the fourth round of the claycourt Grand Slam.
The former junior world number one will play the winner of the third round match between Hungarian Marton Fucsovics and Thiago Monteiro of Brazil. (Reuters/NAN)
– Oct. 3, 2020 @ 14:32 GMT |