Stan Wawrinka and Andrey Rublev created a fun moment on the clay court of the Madrid ATP Masters 1000. The Russian tennis player advances at the Mutua Madrid Open 2023. Andrey continues his positive momentum, after the title in Monte-Carlo and the final in Banja Luka.
After taking advantage of a bye in the first round, the 25-year-old beat his friend Stanislas Wawrinka, in two sets, for 7-5 6-4. Andrey in the round of 32 will face the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, who in turn overcame Alex Molcan in three sets.
In the round of 16 there could be an intriguing derby for Rublev, against Karen Khachanov, should his compatriot pass Thiago Monteiro, and then probably Roberto Bautista Agut. Instead, the journey of Stan The Man stops as he has not yet managed to go beyond the second round in a Masters 1000 on clay this season.
In Monte-Carlo, a tournament won by his current opponent, he had to stop against the American Taylor Fritz.
Andrey Rublev and Stan Wawrinka create a fun moment on the net!
Appointment now directly to the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, scheduled from 8 to 21 May, in Rome.
Before the match began, Wawrinka and Rublev created a scene that brought many smiles in the stands. The two tennis players approached the net, to decide who would serve first in the match, which is normally decreed by the toss of the coin.
However, the Russian and the Swiss have decided to resort to a different method from the canonical one, namely the game of 'rock, paper and scissors' which awarded the three-time Grand Slam champion. A moment of pure hilarity, particularly appreciated by the audience in the stands, who had never before witnessed such a thing.
Here is the video of the nice sketch between the two tennis players:
Andrey Rublev won the super challenge with Stan Wawrinka on Manolo Santana Stadium with a score of 7-5, 6-4 The turning point came in the eleventh game of the first set: Wawrinka misjudged the trajectory of the Russian's forehand on the ball break and not recorded in response in the next game.
The Swiss didn't give up and took home the first two games of the second set. Just when he should have consolidated the advantage and reopened the match, Wawrinka completely exited the match by losing his serve three times in a row.
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