Andrei Rublev survived a second-round panic at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Tuesday and earned his 250th victory at the tour level. The Russian defeated Jaume Munar of Spain 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on the dirt court.
The two men spent two hours and 12 minutes on the court. After losing the first set, the Russian pulled himself together and won the meeting.
"The feeling was: 'No way, I could get knocked out in the first round of Monaco.' Then, I don't know, I started to feel that I needed to change something, I should have played more aggressively," Rublev said.
In the third round match, the Russian's opponent has not yet been determined. Another Russian, Karen Khachanov defeated Alejandro Davidovic-Fokin of Spain in the first round, and in the second round will play with the winner of the meeting Daniel Evans (UK) - Ilya Ivashko (Belarus). Ilya Gakhov ended his participation in the tournament after losing in the second round to Novak Djokovic. The Russian player put up a good resistance to the first racket of the world. On April 12, Daniil Medvedev will start at the tournament in Monte Carlo.
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