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Medevedev Upsets Carreno Busta In Moscow

Daniil Medvedev ensured that it will be a close finish in the battle to qualify for next month’s inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan when the #NextGenATP Russian caused an upset at the VTB Kremlin Cup on Thursday.

The 21-year-old Medvedev played with great poise to overcome top-seeded Spaniard and defending champion Pablo Carreno Busta, vying for a place at the Nitto ATP Finals in London, 6-3, 6-3 in 81 minutes.

#NextGenATP Russian Daniil Medvedev records one of the biggest win of his career on Thursday in beating Pablo Carreno Busta in Moscow.
“I’m very happy to have beaten Pablo, someone who is attempting to qualify for the [Nitto] ATP Finals,” said Medvedev. “I’m happy with the way I’m feeling on the court. I was serving well and I was only disappointed that I couldn’t hold the first break in the second set.”

The result moves Medvedev up one spot to No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan — and into a qualification berth — on 772 points, after Hyeon Chung (760 points) lost to Kevin Anderson at the Intrum Stockholm Open today. Carreno Busta remains at No. 9 in the Emirates ATP Race To London.

Medvedev now plays Bosnia and Herzegovinan qualifier Mirza Basic, who was solid on serve to breeze into his first ATP World Tour quarter-final with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Laslo Djere of Serbia in 46 minutes.

Carreno Busta was not the only favourite to lose Thursday, as #NextGenATP Alexander Bublik continued his tremendous Moscow run by eliminating second seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

"It feels amazing, one of the best feelings in my life," Bublik said. "Now I feel like maybe I could be there [in Milan]."

The lucky loser maintained his faint hopes in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan, saving a break point while down 4-6, 3-3 before capturing 10 of the final 14 games to earn the third Top 25 victory of his career. He advances to his second ATP World Tour quarter-final (2016 Moscow). Bublik now has 504 points in the Race and has moved up to the No. 11 spot. 

The Kazakh will next face Ricardas Berankis, who overcame Serbian Filip Krajinovic, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in one hour, 55 minutes.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/carreno-busta-ramos-vinolas-moscow-2017-thursday

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