Andrey Rublev qualified for the semi-finals of the Rolex Paris Masters after three sets played against Alex de Minaur (4−6, 6–3, 6–1) on Friday. A standoff from which he will have to quickly recover since his match against Novak Djokovic is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
At the end of the meeting, the Russian did not fail to criticize the tournament schedule, believing that the days end too late in Paris. “First of all, I'm going to have dinner, then get treatment, then take a shower... I don't know when I'm going to sleep. 4 hours? 5am? It's crazy. Incredible programming. And the worst thing is that I am a member of the ATP council and with the ATP we are together,” explained the Russian with a smile but a touch of irony.
Earlier in the week, Jannick Sinner withdrew even though he was not injured but very tired. The Italian preferred to withdraw from the tournament after finishing his match very late. “My match finished at almost 3am, which meant I didn't get to bed until a few hours later. I had less than 12 hours to rest and prepare for my next match. I have to do what I believe is best for my health and my body.”
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