Halle Open 2021: Andrey Rublev defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets to enter semifinals – Russia’s Andrey Rublev, who is ranked number seven in the world, has defeated Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarter-finals of the Halle Open on Friday. He won the opening set in tie-breaker and produced a masterclass in the second set to book his place in the semifinals. The match finished 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in favour of Rublev.
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He fired nine aces, 29 winners, won 82% of his first serve points and did not concede a single break point against the 2011 champion.
“I am happy with my performance to reach the semi-finals for the first time,” Rublev told Reuters. “The first set was really tough. He was 3-0 up in the tiebreak and I came back, which was the key.”
“After the first set, I think he mentally went down and I was pumped up. I hit a couple of good returns in the first game of the second set.”
Rublev will face either South African Lloyd Harris or Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili in the semi-final.
Rublev, 23, is the only seed left in the tournament after other top seeds Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer made early exits.
Rublev had entered the quarter-finals after defeating Karen Khachanov 6-3 7-6 (7-5) and Jordan Thompson 6-4 6-4.
Andrey Rublev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
Halle Open 2021: Live Stream: Andrey Rublev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
The men’s tennis world elite meet on grass courts in preparation for the GRAND SLAM tournament in Wimbledon. The tournament has a Total Financial Commitment of 1.455.925 € in 2021 and is accepted by the ATP tour as part of the 500 Tour.
Halle Open 2021: Prize Money: Andrey Rublev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
|Ranking list||Preize money (in Euro)|
|Singlesl||Doubles (per pair)|
|Round of 16||45||25.480||9.020|
|Loser first round||14.650||5.000|
(4 singles players / 1 double pair)
|20 (doubles: 25)||—||—|
|Qualifying round 3||10||—||—|
|Qualifying round 2||4 (Doppel: 14)||6.750||—|
|Qualifying round 1||3.565||—|