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Rublev Reigns Supreme in Madrid


Andrey Rublev is the 2024 Mutua Madrid Open champion after coming from a set all the way down to defeat Felix-Auger Aliassime 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in 2 hours and 48 minutes.

The win offers Rublev his second Masters 1000 title, and he’s one in every of solely 5 lively gamers to have received a number of Masters 1000 titles on clay, with Nadal, Djokovic, Zverev, and Murray additionally within the membership.

In what was a closing between two unlikely candidates in the beginning of the event, Rublev, who entered Madrid on a four-match dropping streak, ran away the deserved winner after overcoming a shaky begin.

Curiously, he said after the match that he’d been struck with a fever all week, had barely slept, and was tremendous grateful to the medical employees for getting him able to play.

Regardless of that, he dug deep and was the extra tenacious participant, creating extra probabilities all through three units to get the job accomplished.

Madrid Open 2024 Day 12 Closing End result

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Andrey Rublev (7) Felix Auger-Aliassime 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Ideas on the Closing

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Heading into the ultimate, I made Rublev the stable favorite, given Auger-Aliassime nearly had a bye to the ultimate. Somebody even commented on the Good Tennis Fb web page that his run to the ultimate was like Kim Jong Un enjoying a tennis event in North Korea 😁

Nevertheless, Rublev began his first service recreation with back-to-back double faults and was damaged instantly. He regarded devoid of vitality and even propped himself up with the racket when keeling over after a lengthy-ish rally. It’s protected to say it didn’t look good.

Felix consolidated and was quickly up a double break at 4-1. However from there, issues began to get nearer. Rublev broke again, and after saving a set level at 4-5, he had a break probability to get again on degree phrases. Auger-Aliassime saved it and took the set 6-4, however Rublev had equalised the enjoying degree.

Within the second set, Rublev began to get pleasure from a whole lot of success behind his first serve, with Auger-Aliassime struggling to do a lot on the return,

The Russian received 80% of the factors behind it, in comparison with 62% within the first set, and didn’t face a single break earlier than seizing his probability to interrupt Auger-Aliassime within the set’s closing recreation to degree.

The decisive third set noticed Rublev proceed to dominate together with his first serve, securing 93% of the factors behind it.

He performed aggressively, notably together with his forehand, and maintained composure in extended rallies. In distinction, Aliassime, who obtained a number of visits from the physio for a thigh/hamstring difficulty, needed to depend on clutch serving to take care of parity. He saved two break factors at 1-1 and 2-2 earlier than erasing one other at 4-4 to frustrate the seventh seed.

Nevertheless, with Rublev holding shortly, issues lastly caught up with Felix, and his resistance ended within the twelve-game as he fired down a double fault at 30-40 at hand Rublev the title, extending his result in 5-1 of their head-to-head matchups.

I’ve no phrases. When you knew what I had been via up to now 9 days you wouldn’t think about that I might have the ability to win a title. I’m extremely completely happy. That one week modified every thing as a result of now it appears to be like like I used to be not dropping the final weeks within the first spherical! I’ve to present full credit score to the docs. They have been performing some difficult issues and I used to be capable of no less than have the ability to play.” Rublev on coping with sickness to land the title in Madrid.

Match Stats

  Felix Auger-Aliassime Andrey Rublev
Aces 14 7
Double Faults 5 5
1st Serve Share 69% 68%
1st Serve Factors Gained 69% (60/87) 78% (50/64)
2nd Serve Factors Gained 36% (14/39) 60% (18/30)
Break Factors Saved 73% (8/11) 50% (2/4)
1st Return Factors Gained 23% (15/64) 31% (27/87)
2nd Return Factors Gained 40% (12/30) 64% (25/39)
Break Factors Transformed 50% (2/4) 27% (3/11)
Winners 36 25
Unforced Errors 20 15
Web Factors Gained 62% (13/21) 70% (14/20)
Max Factors In Row 7 6
Service Factors Gained 60% (74/123) 71% (65/91)
Return Factors Gained 29% (26/91) 40% (49/123)
Complete Factors Gained 47% (100/214) 53% (114/214)
Max Video games In Row 2 3
Service Video games Gained 82% (14/17) 88% (15/17)
Return Video games Gained 12% (2/17) 18% (3/17)
Complete Video games Gained 47% (16/34) 53% (18/34)

Highlights

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