Andrey Rublev prevailed with a 2-0 set by Taylor Fritz and reached the 22 consecutive victories in 500 arias, surpassing the record of Andy Murray.
Another great performance was made by Andrey Rublev, who defeated Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-1 in just 64 minutes and secured the qualification to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
This was Rublev’s 22nd consecutive ATP 500 Series victory. He has won the last 4 500-a-side tournaments in which the 23-year-old Russian has competed and surpassed Andy Murray’s 21 consecutive victories in this category. He is now chasing the best record of all time in the category (since 2009), which belongs to Roger Federer and is the 28 consecutive victories.
Today Rublev dominated the court, ending his flawless match with 28 winners and 15 effortless errors. Fritz moved to low levels, having only 11 winners and making almost twice as many mistakes (compared to his winners), reaching 21.
In the first minutes of the match, the American stood well, as he led even with 3-2. Rublev, however, made the break in the 7th game and somewhere there the plate began to tilt to his side, with the Russian winning 10 of the next 11 games and easily reaching dominance.
In the quarterfinals in Dubai, Rublev will face Marton Fucsovics, who is also in a very good period – he even faced him 2 weeks ago in the Rotterdam final. The Fucsovics had previously beaten Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
The results of the 3rd round:
Lloyd Harris [Q] v. Filip Krajinovic  7-6 (5), 6-4
Kei Nishikori d. Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-4
Denis Shapovalov  d. Hubert Hurkacz  6-4, 6-3
Jeremy Chardy d. Karen Khachanov  6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4
Aslan Karatsev d. Lorenzo Sonego  3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Jannik Sinner  d. Roberto Bautista Agut  6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Marton Fucsovics d. Dusan Lajovic  6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Andrey Rublev  d. Taylor Fritz  6-3, 6-1
Thursday’s program (quarterfinals):
13:00 Denis Shapovalov  v. Jeremy Chardy COSMOTE SPORT 6HD
15:00 Aslan Karatsev v. Jannik Sinner  COSMOTE SPORT 6HD
17:00 Lloyd Harris v. Kei Nishikori COSMOTE SPORT 6HD
19:00 Marton Fucsovics v. Andrey Rublev  COSMOTE SPORT 6HD