Rome Masters 1000: Muller's immense feat to eliminate Rublev, live scores and results

The Masters 1000 in Rome takes place from Wednesday May 8 to Sunday May 19, 2024.

Rome Masters 1000: Muller's immense feat to eliminate Rublev, live scores and results

The Masters 1000 in Rome takes place from Wednesday May 8 to Sunday May 19, 2024.

What a match from Alexandre Muller! The 27-year-old Frenchman signed the greatest feat of his career this Monday, May 13, by eliminating sixth-ranked player in the world Andrei Rublev in the third round. However, the Russian was off to a good start, winning the first set six games to three. Then, Muller gradually advanced on the court, almost not committing a mistake, to win 3-6 6-3 6-2. He is the first Frenchman to reach the eighth in Rome in four years. He will face Nicolas Jarry or Stefano Napolitano in the next round.

In the day's other matches, all counting for the third round in the men's draw, Alex de Minaur won the arm wrestling against Félix Auger-Aliassime 6-7 6-4 6-4 in more than three hours, while Stefanos Tsitsipas escaped the Cameron Norrie trap in straight sets 6-2 7-6. In the rest of the program, Daniil Medvedev, defending champion, plays against Medjedovic, while Sebastian Baez and Holger Rune will decide in a duel of clay court specialists.

In the women's draw, all the round of 16 matches are being played today, with former world number one Naomi Osaka, who was stopped in her comeback by Qinweng Zheng. The Chinese was more solid to win 6-2 6-4. Madison Keys also advanced to the quarter-finals against Cirstea 6-2 6-1. In the rest of the program, Iga Swiatek is opposed to Angelique Kerber. World number three Coco Gauff will have to be wary of Paola Badosa, who seems free of her back problems since the start of the tournament. The match to follow in these ladies' round of 16 will be between Elina Svitolina and Aryna Sabalenka, in a night session on the central court, while Maria Sakkari finds Azarenka.

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