Nishikori, Rublev advance at Monte-Carlo Masters

File Photo : Kei Nishikori
IANS|17-Apr-2018 16:19

Monaco (France), April 17 : Japan's Kei Nishikori and Russia's Andrey Rublev have qualified for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters round of 32.

World No.36 Nishikori upset world No.18 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the tennis match that lasted one hour and 46 minutes here on Monday night, reports EFE news agency.

This was Nishikori's third win against Berdych out of four career encounters.

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World No.33 Rublev triumphed over world No. 44 Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (7), 2-6, 7-5 in two hours and 30 minutes.

Nishikori, aged 28, is set to play against Russia's Daniil Medvedev, world No.49, in the next round.

Meanwhile, the 20-year-old Rublev moves on to face world No.7 Dominic Thiem of Austria.