Tommy Paul reached the fourth round of an ATP Masters 1000 event for the first time in Indian Wells, and the American has maintained his momentum in Moscow.
Paul broke the Next Gen ATP Finals alumnus’ serve four times and won 44 per cent of his return points to move on after one hour and 57 minutes. The 24-year-old, who upset Andrey Rublev in the California desert, will next play two-time Moscow champion Marin Cilic, who beat Damir Dzumhur in three sets on Monday.
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There was an upset in the Russian capital when qualifier Illya Marchenko ousted fifth seed Alexander Bublik 6-4, 6-3. The Ukrainian saved the two break points he faced to set a clash against Australian John Millman.
Top-seeded Rublev learned his first opponent when Frenchman Adrian Mannarino rallied past wild card Roman Safiullin 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 after two hours and 32 minutes. The tricky lefty lost his only previous ATP Head2Head meeting against Rublev two years ago in the Moscow final.