ATP Monte-Carlo 2021: Andrey Rublev vs Rafael Nadal's MATCH-POINT

After a disconcerting first set and a sensational comeback during the second set of the quarter-finals, the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal cannot find the physical and nervous energy to break the balance in the final rush


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ATP Monte-Carlo 2021: Andrey Rublev vs Rafael Nadal's MATCH-POINT

This week ATP Tennis moved to Europe for the start of clay-swing 2021, which will culminate in late May (one week later than originally expected) at Roland Garros, Paris. Meanwhile at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, one of the most glamorous, historical and incredible tennis clubs in the world, the second ATP Masters 1000 of the season is being played, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, which sees Novak Djokovic and Rafael among the great protagonists.

Nadal. After a disconcerting first set and a sensational comeback during the second set of the quarter-finals, the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal cannot find the physical and nervous energy to break the balance in the final rush.

Rather. The final rush turns out to be a completely necessary theater. Andrey Rublev grabs the most prestigious victory in his career for 6-2 4-6 6-2 and hooks for the second time in his career a category semifinal. And to think that he could even have finished 6-2 6-2.

Casper Ruud will be waiting for him. The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2021 is the 114th edition of the tournament sponsored by Rolex, part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 category as part of the ATP Tour 2021. The tournament was held at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roccabruna, near Monte Carlo .

The Monte Carlo Masters is back on the calendar after the 2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic was still in progress and among the security measures taken by the organizers there was the choice to have the matches played behind closed doors, also prohibiting fans from accessing the area surrounding the Monte Carlo Country Club.