Andrey Rublev defeated Roger Federer in a straight-set third round match in Cincinnati, 6-3 6-4. After the match, the Swiss said: “I thought he played very well. Definitely I think I struggled on my serve early on. Got broken the first service games, and, you know, there you have it.
That sort of set the tone for the match maybe a little bit. But at the same time, you know, I think the combination was tough. He was playing well. I was maybe struggling especially on the offensive, because overall I didn’t think I was feeling the ball badly.”