Andrey Rublev (8th in the world) had no mercy against the 39-year-old Spanish veteran Feliciano López (65th) and defeated him in 1h32 7-5, 6-2, 6-3, on Saturday in the third round of the Australia Open.
The Russian, who has not lost a set since the start of the tournament, will face Norway’s Casper Ruud (28th) for a place in the quarterfinals.
With 23 years, Rublev thus equals his best time in Melbourne, where he already reached the round of 16 last year.
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