Andrey Rublev vs Albert Ramos Vinolas: Andrey Rublev, third seed at the Barcelona Open 2021, will face Albert Ramos Vinolas in the third round on Thursday. The Russian is ranked seventh in the world, whereas, Ramos Vinolas is ranked 46th in the ATP Rankings.
- Tournament: ATP Barcelona Open 2021
- Match: Andrey Rublev vs Albert Ramos Vinolas
- Round: Third round
- Date: 22nd April, 2021
- Prize Money: €24,900
- Venue: Barcelona, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Andrey Rublev vs Albert Ramos Vinolas: Match Preview
Andrey Rublev received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the third seed. The Russian defeated Federico Gaio in the second round clash in straight sets. He last played at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he finished as the runner-up to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Rublev secured one of the biggest victories of his career last week, after he defeated Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Albert Ramos Vinolas defeated Holger Rune in a three set thriller in the first round. The Spaniard held his nerve and won the final set tiebreaker. He defeated the Frenchman, Adrian Mannarino in the second round in straight sets, dropping just eight games throughout the match.
Andrey Rublev vs Albert Ramos Vinolas: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced against each other on three occasions, with Rublev leading the head-to-head encounter, 2-1. Their last meeting came at Winston-Salem in 2019, where Rublev won in three sets. The duo’s first meeting came at Halle 2017, where the Russian won in another three sets victory.
Andrey Rublev vs Albert Ramos Vinolas: Match Prediction
Andrey Rubelv is the favorite to win the third round encounter and progress into the quarterfinals. The Russian is in red-hot form, and is coming on the back of an impressive run in Monte Carlo, where he ended as the runner-up. He also reached the semifinals at the Miami Open 2021, and has surpassed Roger Federer as the new world number seven. Rublev should dominate Albert Ramos Vinolas, and win in straight sets.
Match Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in straight sets