Bublik won 7-5, 6-3 over Alexander Zverev
in the first round of Rotterdam on Wednesday.
Bublik dropped to 0-4 in his career in finals with a three-set loss to Alexei Popyrin
in Singapore last week, but he rebounded in fine fashion as he picked up his third-consecutive win in matches against Top 10 opponents. The world No. 43 is in form in 2021 so far, with a 10-4 record. He'll be a favorite against Tommy Paul
in Round 2.