Andrey Rublev calls for more space on the courts after the latest incident



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Andrey Rublev calls for more space on the courts after the latest incident

World No. 7 Andrey Rublev has called for more spaces on the courts on the ATP Tour. This week, Stefan Kozlov accidentaly hit the car parked on the edge of the court. Last year, world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev hit the camera during a Cincinnati Masters match.

Medvedev wasn't happy at all and he called for changes after the match. "I think that they need to change a bit the court and leave more space to the players," Rublev said, per Tennis Majors.

"There was the same incident in Cincinnati with Daniil hitting the camera.

Many players, like Daniil, run so well that they need space. If you don’t play on a centre court there is less space, and even on the centre court, it’s still not enough, in my opinion. Cameras and cars are expensive, you know, and the players will be safe."

Rublev into the Marseille final

Rublev progressed into the Marseille final after a 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Benjamin Bonzi.

Rublev made a good start to the match, having claimed the first break of the match in the third game. Bonzi got the break back in the sixth game but got broken again in the following game. Rublev then claimed his third break of the set in the ninth game to win the opener.

Bonzi had a chance to make a good start to the second set but he failed to convert any of his two break points in the third game. However, Bonzi kept putting pressure on Rublev's serve as he broke the Russian in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead.

Bonzi then held on to his serve the rest of the set to force a decider. Rublev impressively recovered from losing the second set as he took an early 3-0 lead in the third set. Rublev then held on to his serve the rest of the match to seal a three-set win.

Rublev is aiming to win his first Marseille title. Rublev plays in the final Felix Auger-Aliassime, who beat Roman Safiullin. Rublev was beaten by Auger-Aliassime in the Rotterdam semifinal last week.