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Rublev beat Ruud’s superior and passed the Norwegian in the ATP rankings

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Andrej Rublev won the final of the Madrid Open and passed Casper Ruud in the ATP ranking. Photo: Manu Fernandez, AP / NTB

Of NTB | 05.05.2024 22:03:59

Sport: With his second tournament victory of the season, the Russian climbs past Casper Ruud in the ATP rankings and takes 6th place.

Rublev had lost four matches in a row when he arrived in Madrid, but he impressed on his way to the title. He dropped just one set in his matches against Facundo Bagnis, Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina, Tallon Griekspoor, Carlos Alcaraz and Taylor Fritz.

Auger-Aliassime knocked out Casper Ruud in the round of 16. The Canadian then got a walkover against Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals, while he needed to play just six games before Jiri Lehecka gave up the semi-final with a sore back.

A rested Auger-Aliassime took the first set in the final, but Rublev turned the match and won the next two. After two hours and 48 minutes, he could celebrate his victory.

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