Rublev clinched his first win against third-seeded Nadal on his first match point with a typically powerful winner on forehand — a weapon Nadal struggled to contain all match.
Open 13: Daniil Medvedev sets up title clash with France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert after Matthew Ebden retires hurt
Herbert, who put out two-time defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last eight, eased past compatriot Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-2.
Paire, the world number 29, has won just one of seven matches this season and suffered a heavy loss to Danish teenager Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune in his opening round in Santiago, Chile this week.
Schwartzman never gave the world number 137 a chance and stormed to the title without dropping a set in his four matches this week.
ATP announces it's tweaking 'frozen' rankings for men's tennis tour; hiking prize money at smaller events
A new “COVID-19 Protected Ranking” will help players who miss four consecutive weeks still get access to tournament draws via a “frozen” ranking, but it will not apply to Grand Slam events or the Summer Olympics.
Open Sud de France: Belgium's David Goffin wins first title in over three years after beating Roberto Bautista Agut
Goffin, the 30-year-old world number 15, saw off top seed and 13th-ranked Bautista Agut 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
The 36-year-old Frenchman wrote on Twitter on Friday that mental health is also a concern.
Medvedev needed to dig deep against Alexander Zverev, finally coming through 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on his fourth match point
Rafael Nadal was once again missing from the Spanish team as they lost 2-1 to Greece.
Victoria state's Sports Minister Martin Pakula said it equated to some 390,000 spectators across the two-week spectacle – around half the attendance of last year.
Tennis Australia said in a statement the tournament build-up had been revamped after "extensive consultation" to help give the 72 affected players "the best possible preparation and training opportunities".
World number two Nadal broke Jimmy Connors' previous record of 789 straight weeks in the top 10 in November.
Garin, ranked 22nd, and top-ranked American John Isner, 25th overall, lead a 28-player field at the start of a revamped schedule that will not return to US soil until the Miami Open in March.
Indian Wells in California is traditionally the first Masters event of the year on the men's tour and runs alongside a women's tournament.
The council's president and vice-president will be elected at its first meeting in 2021.
ATP Awards: Roger Federer remains singles fans' favourite; Frances Tiafoe wins Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award
Federer, who played only six singles all year, was the singles fans’ favorite for a record-extending 18th straight year
If Djokovic maintains his position, he will pass Federer – the only record-holder ahead of him for most weeks at No 1 – by 8 March 2021.
Players are expected to arrive in Melbourne from mid-January, undertaking a mandatory two-week quarantine period that permits them to train for a maximum of five hours per day at Melbourne Park
Confirmation came after protracted negotiations with Tennis Australia and the Victorian state authorities in Melbourne, which only emerged from a months-long lockdown in October following a second wave of Covid-19 cases.
The tour's highest Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournament categories will from 2021 be renamed WTA 1000, mirroring the ATP 1000 tournaments which are one step down from the Grand Slams.