Tommy Paul surprises Andrey Rublev in Indian Wells third round
The Russian number 5 in the world Andrey Rublev did not survive the third round of the ATP 1000 tournament in Indian Wells. The 23-year-old Muscovite was surprised in the California desert on Monday by the 24-year-old American Tommy Paul (ATP 60), who won in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 7-5).
Paul will face Britain’s Cameron Norrie (ATP 26) for a place in the quarterfinals. Norrie won in three sets (6-4, 5-7, 6-3) against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut (ATP 19).
Canadian Denis Shapovalov (ATP 13), the ninth seed, lost in two sets (7-5, 6-2) to Russian Aslan Karatsev (ATP 23). The other big favorites didn’t miss a beat. Daniil Medvedev, the recent winner of the US Open and second in the world ranking after Novak Djokovic, did not have to work hard against the Serbian Filip Krajinovic (ATP 34) and won 6-2, 7-6 (7/1) in an hour and a half. ). The Russian will face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 28) in the eighth finals, who defeated American Reilly Opelka (ATP 20) in two sets: 6-3, 6-4.