Can Alex de Minaur pull out this breaker to square the ledger at one set apiece?
Andrey Rublev serving first.
1-0 Rublev: De Minaur steps in on a second serve but sprays his backhand return wide.
1-1, on serve: Alex de Minaur fires a serve down the middle and Rublev top-edges it skyward.
2-1 Rublev : After a 20-shot rally, Alex de Minaur’s down-the-line backhand slides just wide of the tram line.
2-2, on serve: Alex de Minaur plays the shot of the night, somehow tracking down a ball that lobs up off the top of net cord, sliding forward and tapping it around the net post, forcing Rublev into a half-volley from the baseline that he can’t get back.
3-2 Rublev: An unreturnable serve from the Russian keeps things on serve.
3-3, on serve: De Minaur goes to the net off a big serve and goes to the change of ends on the back of a crisp volley winner.
4-3 de Minaur, on serve: Alex de Minaur hits the front for the first time in the breaker as Rublev sends a backhand long.
5-3 de Minaur with the mini-break: The Aussie steps in on a second serve and forces the backhand error.
5-4 de Minaur with the mini-break: Rublev rips a forehand winner down the line and it just clips the baseline.
6-4 de Minaur: A sensational rally ends with a phenomenal top-spin backhand lob over Andrey Rublev.
De Minaur has two set points, the first on his serve.
6-5 de Minaur: Rublev saves the first set point by firing his backhand return at de Minaur’s toes, and the Australian can’t get it back over the net.
DE MINAUR WINS IT 7-5! A ripping backhand winner gets him the second set.