Australian Open. Rublev broke the resistance of the O'connell

the Second racket of Russia Andrei Rublev continues to move along the grid of the Open championship of Australia, the first season of the tournament “Grand slam”. The winner of two ATP titles this season won in the opening match in the Aussie Christopher O’connell.

rubles in January won the tournament in Doha and Adelaide, so in the match with a 115-th racket of the world, which received the tournament Wild Card, was the favorite. And began to fight the Russians confidently, winning the first set 6:3.

However, in the second game Rublev clearly slowed down and lost their vigilance, so that the young Australian took the set under “zero” – 6:0. Had the Russians to roll up our sleeves and get to work seriously. He managed to win the next two games and the match– 6:4, 7:6 (7:5).