Andrey Rublev pulls out of the upcoming ATP 250 competition

Andrey Rublev, a tennis player from Russia, has withdrawn from Naples’ ATP 250 competition next week. At the inaugural Gijon Open on Friday, Rublev overcame Tommy Paul 7-5, 6-3 to get to the semifinal. Rublev, who participated in the Astana Open last week as well, has made the decision to take a week off the following week in order to rest up for the Paris Masters.

Rublev’s retirement has made room for Taro Daniel to enter the Naples main draw.

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Rublev got the match against Paul off to a terrific start by taking an early 3-0 lead.

Rublev had three break points in a row in the fourth game, which would have given him a 4-0 lead, but he failed to take them, allowing Paul to win his first game of the match and reduce the gap to 3-1. Paul broke back Rublev in the fifth game and served out the sixth game to draw the first set at three games apiece after saving three straight break points to avoid losing by an early break.

When Paul was serving to stay in the opening set in the tenth game, Rublev missed a set point as the American tied the match at five games each. Rublev continued to put pressure on Paul, and in the 12th game, as the American was serving to stay in the opening set, he was able to break Paul once more.

Rublev had a break point for a 2-0 lead in the second set’s second game after taking the first set, but he failed to convert. After passing up an early break point in the second set, Rublev earned the set’s first and only break in the sixth game, giving him a 4-2 advantage.

The remainder of the set was played with Rublev holding service, giving him a two-set victory. Rublev faces Dominic Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, in the Gijon semifinal. If Rublev can win this week, it remains to be seen.