2020 St. Petersburg Open Day 4: American Reilly Opelka Upsets World No. 6

2020 St. Petersburg Open Day 4 Recap

American Reilly Opelka would get the best of the top-seeded Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev would escape Ugo Humbert, and much more at the 2020 St. Petersburg Open.

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2020 St. Petersburg Open Day 4 Results

Singles Results

Ilya Ivashka (q) vs. Denis Shapovalov (2)

In the opening set of the first match, with the set tied at one, the second-seeded Denis Shapovalov would win five straight games to take the set 6-1.

In the second set, Shapovalov would only need one break of Ilya Ivashka’s serve, in the first game, to take the set 6-4 and win the match 6-1, 6-4.

Roman Safiullin (wc) vs. Borna Coric (7)

The seventh-seeded Borna Coric would take on wildcard Roman Safiullin for a spot in the 2020 St. Petersburg Open Quarterfinals.

In the opening set of their match, Coric would only need one break of Safiullin’s serve, in the sixth game, to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, down 0-3, Coric would win seven out of the next nine games to comeback and take the set 7-5 to win the match 6-3, 7-5.

Ugo Humbert vs. Andrey Rublev (3)

In the opening set of Ugo Humbert’s match against the third-seeded Andrey Rublev, Humbert would only need one break of Rublev’s serve, in the tenth game, to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Rublev would respond by winning the first four games consecutively before eventually taking the set 6-4 to force a third set.

In the decisive third set, down 4-5, Rublev would win three straight games, two at love, to take the set 7-5 and win the match 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Daniil Medvedev (1) vs. Reilly Opelka

In the opening set of the top-seeded Daniil Medvedev’s match against American Reilly Opelka, down 1-2, Medvedev would win five straight games to take the set 6-2.

But, in the second set, Opelka would respond by getting a break of Medvedev’s serve in the twelfth game to take the set 7-5 and force a third set.

In the decisive third set, Opelka would only need one break of Medvedev’s serve, in the tenth game, to take the set 6-4 and win the match 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Karen Khachanov (4) vs. Aslan Karatsev (wc)

In the opening set of wildcard Aslan Karatsev’s match against Karen Khachanov, Karatsev would manage to break Khachanov’s serve twice to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Khachanov would respond by getting a break of Karatsev’s serve in the twelfth game to take the set 7-5 and force a third set.

In the decisive third set, Khachanov would only need one break again, this time in the eighth game, to take the set 6-3 and win the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Alexander Bublik vs. Milos Raonic (6)

In the opening set of Milos Raonic’s match against Alexander Bublik, Raonic would come out firing, winning the first three games in a row before taking the set 6-3.

In the second set, Raonic would takeover, only dropping two games en route to taking the set 6-2 and winning the match 6-3, 6-2.

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Doubles Results

D.Golubev / E.Tyurnev  (wc) 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 on the wildcard team of Daniil Golubev and Evgeny Tyurnev.

In the opening set of their match, Golubev and Tyurnev would get two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-4. In the second set, down 0-1, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin would win six straight games to take the set 6-1 and force a decisive third set.

In the winner-takes-all third set, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin would prevail, 10-8, to win the match 4-6, 6-1, 10-8.

M.Demoliner / M.Middelkoop vs. T.Fritz / C.Norrie

In the opening set of Marcelo Demoliner and Matwe Middelkoops’ match against Taylor Fritz and Cameron Norrie, Demoliner and Middelkoop would only need one break of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, they would get two breaks, in the third and seventh games, to take the set 6-4 and win the match 6-4, 6-4.

A.Mannarino / F.Martin vs. B.McLachlan / F.Skugor

In the last doubles match of the day, the team of Adrian Mannarino and Fabrice Martin would take on the team of Ben McLachlan and Franko Skugor.

In the opening set of their match, down 4-5, McLachlan and Skugor would win three straight games, one a break of their opponents’ serve at love, to take the set 7-5.

In the second set, down 1-4, they would win five straight games, two on their opponents’ serve, to take the set 6-4 and win the match 7-5, 6-4.

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