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US Open 2021: Andrey Rublev through to US Open second round with spirited win over Ivo Karlovic

US Open 2021: Andrey Rublev through to US Open second round with spirited win over Ivo Karlovic

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Andrey Rublev beat Ivo Karlovic in three sets 6-3 7-6(7-3) 6-3 in the first round of the US Open in Flushing Meadows

The fifth-seed Russia struggled at times to deal with his opponents gusty serve, with Karlovic sending down 19 aces over the course of the match

However, when it mattered Rublev was on top. He took both of his break chances, and his opponent blew each of the four he earned.

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