Andrey Rublev was of two minds after stunning Rafael Nadal to advance to his first semi-final at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.
The Russian eighth seed moved into a Saturday showdown with Casper Ruud, who eliminated defending champion Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3.
“If we look about like a player, Rafa, the best clay court player in history, then of course it’s one of my best victories for sure,” Rublev said.
“But if you look from the other side, how he didn’t play his even good level today.
“In his position it’s so tough when you have to win every time, you cannot lose on clay because you’re the best. It’s so tough to play with this feeling.”
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