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Safiullin reaches qualification final rallying from 2/5 in 3rd set

16.09.2018, 02:16 #News
Roman Safiullin reached the final round of qualifications at St. Petersburg Open 2018 as he beat top seed Lorenzo Sonego in the first match of Saturday. The Italian was leading 5/2 in the 3rd set, but the Russian managed to break twice when the opponent was serving for the match.
«I had nothing to lose when the score was 2/5. The opponent somehow helped me, making unforced errors on key points. After that I raised my game to win the match. I got all pumped up thanks to the crowd support”, – Roman said after the match/ Safiullin won five straight games at the end and will vie with another Italian – Luca Vanni – for a place in the main draw.

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