Andrey Rublev continued his domination at ATP 500 tournaments on Sunday with a 7-6(4), 6-4 defeat of qualifier Marton Fucsovics on Sunday in Rotterdam to win a second title this season.

The Russian helped his country last month to the trophy at the ATP Cup in Melbourne. 

The world No. 8 has now won his last 20 matches played at the 500 level, a run which include titles last season in Hamburg, St Petersburg and Vienna.

The flame-haired player last lost in a 500 event in February, 2020  in Dubai to Brit Dan Evans. 

He has now won eight finals (including the ATP Cup team event) since the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, October, 2019.

Fucsovics missed out on the trophy but was well-pleased with his performance in the Dutch port city in an arena minus all fans.

“It was a very positive week for me. I played unbelievable,” the Hungarian said.

“I came from qualifying. I played a lot of matches… I improved my game, so that is most important for me.”

Rublev saved all four break points he faced in a win lasting for just under two hours.

The Australian Open quarter-finalist has scored 13 wins form 14 matches played in 2021.

The 59th-ranked Fucsovics had been hoping to become the second qualifier after Nicolas Escude in 2001 to win the Rotterdam trophy.

Main photo:- Andrey Rublev with his eighth ATP trophy in Rotterdam by –


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