Andrey Rublev came from behind to beat Taylor Fritz and set up a final with Holger Rune in the Monte Carlo Masters. The Russian fought back to win 6-7(4) 6-3 6-1 in a thrilling semi-final.
The first set was closely contested, with both players exchanging breaks of serve. Fritz eventually took the tie-break to win the set 7-6(4). Rublev responded in the second set, breaking Fritz early on and holding his serve to take the set 6-3.
In the third set, Rublev took control, breaking Fritz twice and holding his serve to win the set 6-1 and secure his place in the final. The Russian is in impressive form, having won the Rotterdam Open earlier this year.
Rublev will now face Holger Rune, the 17-year-old Danish player who has caused a stir in the tournament by beating some of the top players in the world. Rune, who is ranked 311th in the world, defeated Diego Schwartzman, David Goffin, and Pablo Carreno Busta en route to the final.
The final promises to be a fascinating encounter between two players in excellent form. Rublev is a rising star in men’s tennis and has been tipped as a future Grand Slam champion. Rune, on the other hand, is a young talent with a bright future ahead of him.
And the Monte Carlo Masters is one of the most prestigious events on the men’s tennis calendar, with a rich history of producing top-class tennis. The tournament has been held annually since 1897 and is played on clay courts.
Lastly, this year’s event has been no exception, with some of the world’s top players taking part. The tournament has seen a number of upsets, with several lower-ranked players making their mark on the competition.