London, 7 July (H.S.). Seventh seed Andrey Rublev of Russia beat Aslan Karatsev 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday to register his 50th Grand Slam match win and reach the third round of Wimbledon. .

Rublev made a remarkable comeback after losing the first set on Court 2 to win against world No. 50 Karatsev in a second round match that lasted two hours, 52 minutes.

On the other hand, fourth seed Kasper Ruud of Norway lost to domestic wild card Liam Brodie.

The Briton stunned home fans 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 to reach the third round for the second year in a row, delighting the home fans with a dominant performance in the last two sets. This match lasted for 3 hours 27 minutes.

Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini also tasted victory on Thursday. The pair eventually reached the second round after completing a long-delayed first round match at the All England Club.

19th seed Zverev impressed everyone in his first appearance at the Championships this year. He defeated Dutchman Gijs Brouwer 6–4, 7–6(4), 7–6(5) to reach the second round for the sixth time in seven Wimbledon appearances. The 26-year-old German, who reached the fourth round in 2017 and 2021, will next face Yosuke Watanuki, who beat Marc-Andrea Heusler 6-7(5), 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-6. (3), defeated 6-3.

Berrettini and his compatriot Lorenzo Sonego returned to the court for the third day in a row to complete their first round match. Berretini won 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(7), 6-3 in the match that started on Tuesday afternoon.

The 27-year-old Italian will play Alex Di Minaur in the second round, after the Australian won 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(2) against qualifier Kimer Koppejns.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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