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Zhang took a long break which caused the match to be halted for seven-odd minutes. This became a turning point in the match as Ruud lost his momentum.
Ruud lost to the 67th-ranked Zhizhen Zhang 4-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6 in a five-setter. Zhang became the first male player from China to beat a top-five player.
Ruud came back to win 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 for a place in the quarterfinals in a match that proved far more difficult than the world rankings would suggest.
Published on Jul 28, 2023 09:42 AM IST