Want to go home with a souvenir from Alexander Bublik? Be prepared to throw rock, paper, or scissors.

After battling past Daniel Elahi Galán, 7-6 (15), 6-7 (4), 6-4, in the first round of the Mutua Madrid Open on Wednesday, Bublik approached a group of young fans pining for a special memento. But instead of simply handing an item out or tossing it into the front row, the world No. 55 had another idea in mind to determine who departed Court 4 with his orange shirt in hand.

Zeroing in on two kids, Bublik instructed the pair to settle the score an old-fashioned way: a game of rock-paper-scissors. Today, just one round was required when scissors cut paper for the lucky enthusiast.


Is scissors your go-to move, too?

Before any of this was possible, the 25-year-old had staved off seven set points in a marathon opening set. He bounced back from dropping the next tie-break and falling behind by an early break in the decider to put the match on his racquet.

The final game was as dramatic as they come, as Bublik and Galan battled over 24 points. The Kazakhstani first erased pair of break points before needing eight match points to shut the door.

Perhaps that drawn-out finish would have been better settled over choosing rock, paper or scissors!