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ATP roundup: Andrey Rublev saves 3 match factors to win in Hamburg

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Second-seeded Andrey Rublev saved three match factors within the deciding tiebreaker to flee with a 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (7) victory over Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles within the first spherical of the Hamburg European Open on Wednesday.

The Russian trailed 6-4 within the tiebreak earlier than saving the following two factors. After Zapata Miralles went again forward 7-6, Rublev saved one other as a part of recording three straight factors to win the two-hour, 53-minute match.

In one other first-round match, top-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway notched a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory over Argentina’s Sebastian Baez.

In second-round play, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev beat Maximilian Marterer 6-3, 7-5 in an all-German affair. Other second-round winners embody Frenchman Luca Van Assche and Serbian Laslo Djere.

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Australia’s Alexei Popyrin transformed 4 of 5 break factors whereas posting a 6-4, 6-1 victory over third-seeded Austrian Sebastian Ofner in a second-round match at Umag.

In different second-round play, seventh-seeded Matteo Arnaldi was a 6-3, 7-6 (5) winner over fellow Italian Flavio Cobolli. Also, Croatia’s Dino Prizmic beat Hungary’s Zsombor Piros 6-2, 6-3.

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka, the No. 6 seed, registered a 6-3, 6-2 win over Filip Misolic of Austria. Also successful first-round matches have been Jaume Munar of Spain, Hungary’s Fabian Marozsan, Argentina’s Federico Coria and Italy’s Marco Cecchinato.

–Field Level Media