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Madrid Open 2024: Rublev defeats Fritz in two sets and reaches the final of the Madrid Open

Andrey Rublev defeated Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3 and reached the final of the Madrid Open this Friday.

Rublev broke Fritz once in each set and never saw his serve in danger.

The Russian, ranked eighth, will face either Felix Auger-Aliassime or Jiri Lehecka in Sunday’s final.

Rublev is seeking the 16th title of his career and second of the season after winning Hong Kong in January.

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He arrived in Madrid on a four-match losing streak after early exits in Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo and Barcelona. He has won four straight, including against two-time defending champion Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals.

Fritz, ranked 13th, entered the match with a 5-3 record against Rublev.

On Saturday, No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek will face No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka in a repeat of last year’s women’s final that Sabalenka won.