2020 St. Petersburg Open Day 2: Khachanov & Rublev Cruise To 2nd Round

If you missed out on any of the previous days of the 2020 St. Petersburg Open, make sure to check out the articles below!

2020 St. Petersburg Open Day 1: Cameron Norrie Upsets World No. 28

2020 St. Petersburg Open Day 2 Recap

Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev would cruise past their opponents, Milos Raonic would get the best of J.J. Wolf, and much more at the 2020 St. Petersburg Open.

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2020 St. Petersburg Open Day 2 Results

Singles Results

Feliciano Lopez vs. Borna Coric (7)

In the first match of the day, the seventh-seeded Croatian Borna Coric would take on the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. In the opening set of their match, down 2-3, Coric would win four straight games, three at love, to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, each player would serve well, holding their service games all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Coric would prevail, 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2) and the match 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

Adrian Mannarino vs. Ilya Ivashka (q)

Qualifier Ilya Ivashka would only need one break in the opening set of his match against Adrian Mannarino, in the sixth game, to take the set 6-3.

But, in the second set, Mannarino would respond by getting three breaks of Ivashka’s serve, but Ivashka would get three breaks of his own to force a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Ivashka would edge out Mannarino, 8-6, to take the set 7-6 (8-6) and the match 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Miomir Kecmanovic

Down 0-1 to Mikhail Kukushkin in the first set of their match, Miomir Kecmanovic would win four straight games to take a 4-1 lead.

From there, Kecmanovic would cruise to a 6-3 set victory. In the second set, each player would manage to break the other’s serve once to force a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Kecmanovic would edge out Kukushkin, 9-7, to take the set 7-6 (9-7) and the match 6-3, 7-6 (9-7).

Jeffrey John Wolf (q) vs. Milos Raonic (6)

In the opening set of the sixth-seeded Milos Raonic’s match against qualifier J.J. Wolf, each player would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Raonic would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the second set, with the set tied at one, Raonic would takeover, winning five games in a row to take the set 6-1 and the match 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

Karen Khachanov (4) vs. James Duckworth

In the opening set of the fourth-seeded Karen Khachanov’s match against James Duckworth, Khachanov would only need one break of Duckworth’s serve, in the first game, to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Khachanov would get two breaks to take the set 6-4 and win the match 6-4, 6-4.

Vasek Pospisil vs. Andrey Rublev (3)

In the last singles match of the day, the third-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev would take on Canadian Vasek Pospisil. In the first set of their match, down 0-1, Rublev would win five straight games before taking the set 6-2.

In the second set, Rublev would manage to get two breaks of Pospisil’s serve to take the set 6-4 and win the match 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles Results

E.Donskoy / R.Safiullin  (q) vs. J.Melzer / E.Roger-Vasselin  (2)

In the first doubles match of the day, the second-seeded team of Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin would take care of business against qualifiers Evgeny Donskoy and Roman Safiullin.

In the opening set of their match, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin would get two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, each team would break the other’s serve twice to force a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin would prevail, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3) and the match 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).

T.Fritz / C.Norrie vs. L.Bambridge / D.Evans

In the opening set of Luke Bambridge and Dan Evans match against Taylor Fritz and Cameron Norrie, Bambridge and Evans would get two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, with the set tied at three, Fritz and Norrie would respond by winning three straight games to take the set 6-3 and force a third set tiebreak.

In the third set tiebreak, Fritz and Norrie would prevail, 10-5, to win the match 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.

S.Gille / J.Vliegen  (3) vs. M.Demoliner / M.Middelkoop

In the last doubles match of the day, the third-seeded team of Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen would take on the team of Marcelo Demoliner and Matwe Middelkoop.

In the opening set of their match, each team would manage to break the other’s serve once en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Demoliner and Middelkoop would dominate, winning 7-1, to take the set 7-6 (7-1).

In the second set, each team would serve well, not dropping a single service, on their way to another tiebreak. In this tiebreak, Demoliner and Middelkoop would prevail, 9-7, to take the set 7-6 (9-7) and the match 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (9-7).

D.Golubev / E.Tyurnev  (wc) vs. J.Duckworth / I.Ivashka  (ll)

Due to a walkover from the team of James Duckworth and Ilya Ivashka, the team of Daniil Golubev and Evgeny Tyurnev would come away with the victory.

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