World No. 6 Russian Andrey Rublev returned from afar, saving two decisive goals before victory after a marathon match against Dane Holger Rohne in the Australian Open’s final prize tournament.
After more than three and a half hours in a battle between the two former ranks in first place among juniors, Rublev’s fist bounced off the net and landed inches from the 19-year-old Ronne’s stadium ranked tenth in the world, so Rublev fell to the ground celebrating the victory, 6-3 , 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6.
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Rublev, 25, will face fifth-place Serbian Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, who qualified at the expense of Australia’s Alex de Minor, beating him 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.