For the second time in his career, MARIN Čilić failed to win a place in the quarter-finals of the Masters 1000 Series Championship in Miami. On Wednesday night, he was defeated by Andrei Rublev, the eighth tennis player in the world. 16 defeated him 6:4, 6:4, lasted 80 minutes of the game.
This was their fourth matchup and the third consecutive victory for the 23-year-old Muscovites, who did not leave Cilic in that game.
Moreover, the Croatian tennis players did not have the opportunity to rest, and Rublev did not participate in the equalizer match in the starting game. Cilic won 5 points in the first set and 6 points in the second set, so every time it was enough for the Russian to win.
In both cases, it appears in the fifth game, so the second game is actually a copy of the first game. Čilić has been looking for a way to reach the quarter-finals at the Miami Open since 2013, and is the first time since the Australian Open last year to beat the top ten players, in that game he defeated Spaniard Robert Bautista Agut to reach 16. Rounds of competition.
However, the most successful tennis player of 2021 did not surprise himself and defeated Ciric, who defeated him in the second round of the Miami Championship two years ago.
Marina was not affected, because his number of starts almost never exceeded 50% (54%), because his second first kick was much worse than his opponent’s consciousness. Cilic won 45% of these points, while Rublev won 65% and lost only 6 points in the second game. The Russian is aware of the breakthrough opportunity he encountered, and the other 12 points in the score show his superiority, which is beneficial to the Russians.
With 19 victories in 22 appearances this season, Rublev entered the Miami Championship quarter-finals for the first time in his career, and entered the Miami Championship for the second time after Cincinnati 2018 after the Masters 1000 Series Championship.
In the process of reaching the semifinals, the 20-year-old U.S. representative Sebastian Korda (Sebastian Korda) is waiting for Rublev, who made his debut in Miami to the quarterfinals. , Defeated the world-ranked ninth tennis player Diego Schwarzman 6:3, 4:6, 7:5. Four local representatives entered the 16th round.