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Andrey Rublev into French Open 4th round

Tennis: French Open

Oct 3, 2020; Paris, France; Andrey Rublev (RUS) celebrates match point during his match against Kevin Anderson (RSA) on day seven at Stade Roland Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

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PARIS -- Andrey Rublev advanced to the French Open fourth round with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win against unseeded South African Kevin Anderson.

The 34-year-old Anderson still hopes to win a Grand Slam having lost finals to Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open in 2017 and to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2018.

But the 118th-ranked veteran proved to be easy pickings for the No. 13 seed Rublev on Court Simonne Mathieu. He failed to earn even a single breakpoint against the 22-year-old Russian.

Rublev lost in the first round in his only previous appearance at Roland Garros - in 2017. He was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Open this year and in 2017.