Nishikori, Rublev advance at Monte-Carlo Masters
Monaco (France) April 17 (IANS) Japan s Kei Nishikori and Russia s Andrey Rublev have qualified for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters round of 32.
World No.36 Nishikori upset world No.18 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 4-6 6-2 6-1 in the tennis match that lasted one hour and 46 minutes here on Monday night reports EFE news agency.
This was Nishikori s third win against Berdych out of four career encounters.
World No.33 Rublev triumphed over world No. 44 Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (7) 2-6 7-5 in two hours and 30 minutes.
Nishikori aged 28 is set to play against Russia s Daniil Medvedev world No.49 in the next round.
Meanwhile the 20-year-old Rublev moves on to face world No.7 Dominic Thiem of Austria.