Rublev battles through illness to win Madrid Open

Russian Andrey Rublev overcame illness to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in three sets to claim the Madrid Open. After losing the first set Rublev battled back to win his second Masters 1,000 tournament.

Rublev had been suffering with a fever heading into the final but the World No.8 showed great character to overcome his Canadian opponent. The performance will give him a much needed confidence boost heading into the French Open.

The tour now heads to Rome for the Italian Open which will be the last major tournament before Roland Garros in Paris. The French Open will be the second Grand Slam of the year and is played on the clay surface.

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