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Qatar Open: Rublev saves three match points, squeezes past Griekspoor into last eight

Andrey Rublev edged out Tallon Griekspoor 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (6) on Wednesday and will face Czech Jiri Lehecka in the next round

Andrey Rublev Doha 2023 Imago / Panoramic
Qatar ExxonMobil Open •Round of 16 • completed
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Russian Andrey Rublev, the top seed, edged out Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (6) to advance to the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha on Wednesday afternoon.

Rublev, ranked No 5, trailed 5-2 in the third set and saved three match points before squeezing through in a final-set tiebreak. The Russian will face Czech Jiri Lehecka next.

Griekspoor, ranked No 40, edged out Frenchman Quentin Halys (7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (5)) in the previous round of the Doha Open.

Doha ATP250, other second-round results (Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, hard, USD 1.377.025, most recent results first):

  • Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Christopher O’Connell
  • Alexander Zverev vs. Andy Murray
  • Liam Broady vs. Daniil Medvedev
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. SoonWoo Kwon: wednesday
  • Alexandre Muller (Q) beat Botic van de Zandschulp (8): 6-2, 6-4
  • Jiri Lehecka beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-2, 7-6 (2)
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (2) beat Jason Kubler: 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
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