In the first game in a fierce fight: the rivals exchanged three breaks and came to a tie-break where the Russian was stronger. At the beginning of the second set, the Serb had problems with health. After Rublev took a break, Krainovich was summoned to the court physicians, who measured his blood pressure. Though the Serb continued the match after a medical break, to resist the turbulent time he could not and lost the game at zero. In the quarterfinals of the tournament in Dubai, the Russians will play against Briton Daniel Evans.
the Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev took to 14th place in the ATP rankings
Meanwhile, Svetlana Kuznetsova became chetvertfinalnoy tennis tournament in Doha, without going to court. Its rival, American tennis player Amanda Anisimova, withdrew from the competition due to problems of the gastrointestinal tract. In the following circle the Russian will play against the winner of the meeting Yulia Putintseva – Belinda Bencic.