No thriller will be made of the Kukushkin/Rublev quarterfinal of the 2019 Open 13 provence. The Kazak did not give a single chance to the Russian, defeating him 6/4 6/1 in just over an hour (1h05). Kukushkin reaches the final four of the Marseille event for the first time in his career. At 31 years of age, Kukushkin had only one appearance previously at the Open 13 Provence. He played his last semi-final in Vienna last year. Funny enough, the Kazak had already beaten Rublev twice that week (one ni the round of 16 and one in qualies).