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Kukushkin stunned by world №8 at Mutual Madrid Open

10 May 2018 09:28

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstani tennis player Mikhail Kukushkin crashed out of the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain with the prize fund of €6,2 million, Kazinform has learnt from SPORTINFORM.

Qualifier Kukushkin was stunned by world №8 Kevin Anderson in a three-set match. Kukushkin won the first set 7-5, but lost in the last two - 6-7, 2-6.

By defeating Kukushkin in Madrid, Anderson took their head to head rivalry to 3:1.

In the next round the South African tennis player will clash with German Philipp Kohlschreiber who also had a three-set win over Roberto Bautista Agut.

In the opening round Kukushkin outplayed Spanish wildcard Roberto Carballes Baena.

Keywords: Tennis, Sport, Kazakhstan,