Monte Carlo Masters 2018: Tuesday Tennis Scores, Results, Updated Schedule

Monte Carlo Masters 2018: Tuesday Tennis Scores, Results, Updated Schedule

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MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - APRIL 17:  Dominic Thiem of Austria waves to the crowd after victory in his Mens Singles match against Andrey Rublev of Russia  at Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on April 17, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Fifth seed Dominic Thiem was made to work hard to keep his Monte Carlo Masters charge alive, as he came from behind to beat Andrey Rublev on Tuesday.

The Austrian eventually came through 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 in a thoroughly entertaining match, saving a match point to ensure he progressed into the last 16. Next up, he’ll meet either Novak Djokovic or Borna Coric.

Also in action early on Tuesday was seventh seed Lucas Pouille, and he was on the wrong end of a comeback, losing in three sets to Mischa Zverev.

Later in the day, third seed Alexander Zverev will face Gilles Muller. Fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov and sixth seed David Goffin will also take to the court in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.

Here are the results so far from Monte Carlo and a look back at what was a remarkable win for Thiem.

          

Tuesday Selected Results

(5) Dominic Thiem bt. Andrey Rublev, 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

Mischa Zverev bt. (7) Lucas Pouille, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3)

         

Wednesday Selected Schedule

(1) Rafael Nadal vs. Aljaz Bedene

(9) Novak Djokovic vs. Borna Coric

(14) Milos Raonic vs. Marco Cecchinato

       

For the full results and schedule, visit the competition website.

        

Thiem Hangs on In Early Matches

TOPSHOT - Austria's Dominic Thiem returns the ball to Russia's Andrey Rublev during their tennis match as part of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament, on April 17, 2018 in Monaco. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALER

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Rublev was never going to be an easy opponent for Thiem on Tuesday, and he showed tremendous will to take a tight first set, upping the ante late in the stanza.

At this point, Thiem was struggling for rhythm in his first match at the competition, and in the second set, he had to cling on.

Still, he got back on terms, as some nervy play from Rublev with the finish line in sight allowed Thiem to steal the second.

The decider followed a similar pattern until Rublev broke to go 5-4 up. The 20-year-old then fashioned a match point on serve, which was saved by his opponent. Thiem finally seized the initiative at this point and broke to level.

From there, the momentum was with the favourite, and he was able to hold serve and break to win the match.

As noted by Jose Morgado of Record, Thiem was well aware he hadn’t performed to his best:

Per journalist Carole Bouchard, the fifth seed was well aware things don’t get easier for him:

Following that match on Court Rainier III was Frenchman Pouille, who had the backing of the home fans in his tournament opener.

He started well, giving Zverev little in the opening exchanges and taking the opening set in style. The German was then able to respond as Pouille’s level sagged; in the end, the Frenchman did well to avoid a bagel, and Zverev was on the up heading into the decider.

Pouille broke to move 4-2 up in it before being pegged back by his rival. Eventually, this one was to be settled by a tiebreak, and it was Zverev who was eventually the stronger man on the big points.  

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April 17, 2018 at 07:33AM

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