Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer Suffers Shock Defeat To Andrey Rublev In Third Round

Seven-time winner Roger Federer suffered a shock loss to to 21-year-old Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.


Rublev, the world No 70, broke Federer three times as he powered to a stunning 6-3 6-4 win in 62 minutes.

The defeat was a blow to 20-time major champion Federer's US Open preparations.

Rublev will now play compatriot Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals after the biggest win of his career.
World No 70 Andrey Rublev celebrates after beating Federer in straight sets on Thursday
World No 70 Andrey Rublev celebrates after beating Federer in straight sets on Thursday

World No 3 Federer said: 

He was super clean - defence, offence, serving well. Didn't give me anything. He was everywhere.

So it was tough for me, but an excellent match by him. I was impressed.

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