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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Day 4: Rublev reaches another milestone; Lajovic stuns Jaziri

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Published on March 17, 2021 at 14.24

Here are the highlights from the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships from Tuesday, March 16.

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Andrey Rublev extended his ATP 500 winning streak to 21 matches on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Emil Ruusuvuori at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
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The 23-year-old Russian has won his last four ATP 500 events, dating back to Hamburg last September, and only Federer has a longer winning streak at the level with 28 victories.
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Rublev will meet 15th seed Taylor Fritz in the third round.
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Eighth seed Russia’s Karen Khachanov halted former Dubai ball boy Alexei Popyrin’s run, beating the Australian over a tightly-fought three-setter.
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Khachanov prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4), on Court 1.
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In another match Tunisian wildcard Malek Jaziri went down to 11th seeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 7-5, 6-2, in 67 minutes, on Court 2.
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The Serbian will meet Fucsovics for a place in the quarter-finals.
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