Halle Open 2021: Andrey Rublev defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets to enter semifinals

Halle Open 2021: Andrey Rublev defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets to enter semifinals. The match finished 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Halle Open 2021: Andrey Rublev defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets to enter semifinals. The match finished 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

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.

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. 

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Andrey Rublev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber

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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.

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Halle Open 2021: Prize Money: Andrey Rublev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber

Ranking list Preize money (in Euro)
Singlesl Doubles (per pair)
Winner 500 113.785 40.200
Finalist 300 84.075 30.240
Semifinalist 180 59.860 21.760
Quarterfinalist 90 40.765 14.340
Round of 16 45 25.480 9.020
Loser first round 14.650 5.000
Qualifiyers
(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