Alexander Davidovich says goodbye to the Masters 1,000 in Rome after falling to the Russian Andrei Rublevwho suffered this Friday to get rid of the man from Malaga in the second round of the tournament in two sets, for 7-6 (8) and 6-3.
The one from La Cala del Moral, number 34 in the world, presented a battle. Especially in a first set in which managed to save five ‘break’ balls and recover from a lost serve by breaking into the next one to bring the stake to a more than even tie-break.
In the long tiebreaker, both took turns breaking, but it was the Russian who ended up prevailing by initialing five, one more of those conceded.
In the second set, Rublev accelerated and managed to reduce Davidovich with an early ‘break’ with which he put victory on track.
In the round of 16, the Russian, number 6 in the world, will face the German Yannik Hanfmann, who eliminated the Italian Marco Cecchinato.
The surprise of the day was led by the elimination of Carlos Alcaraz at the hands of the Hungarian Fabian Marozsan, number 135 in the world.