Andrey Rublev turns tables to dump Tomas Berdych out of China Open
Russian teenager Andrey Rublev recovered from a set and a break down to storm past former winner Tomas Berdych and into the China Open quarter-finals on Thursday.
Andrey Rublev of Russia celebrates victory over Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during his MenÕs singles second round match on day six of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre on October 5, 2017 in Beijing, China.
Published 05/10/2017 at 16:03 GMT | Updated 05/10/2017 at 16:51 GMT
Rublev, who beat the big-serving Czech 1-6 6-4 6-1, looked well out of his depth in surrendering the first set. But the match turned on its head midway through the second set, and the Russian won 11 of the last 13 games to dispatch the world number 20 in an hour and 48 minutes.
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic talks to the referee during his Men's singles second round match against Andrey Rublev of Russia on day six of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre on October 5, 2017 in Beijing, China.
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Alexander Zverev bested Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-2 in the day's late match.