Andrey Rublev vs Jannik Sinner: Andrey Rublev, third seed at the Barcelona Open 2021, will face the Italian, Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Russian is ranked seventh in the world, whereas, Sinner is ranked 19th in the ATP Rankings.
- Tournament: ATP Barcelona Open 2021
- Match: Andrey Rublev vs Jannik Sinner
- Round: Quarterfinal
- Date: 23rd April, 2021
- Prize Money: €42,180
- Venue: Barcelona, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Andrey Rublev vs Jannik Sinner: Match Preview
Andrey Rublev received a bye in the first round of the Barcelona Open 2021 by virtue of being the third seed. The Russian defeated Federico Gaio in the second round in straight sets. In the third round, he secured a thrilling three set victory over the Spaniard, Albert Ramos Vinolas. He last played at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he finished as the runner-up to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Jannik Sinner also received a bye in the first round. The Italian defeated Egor Gerasimov in straight sets in the second round. In third round, he overcame a gritty opponent in the form of Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets. He last played at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he lost in the second round to Novak Djokovic.
Andrey Rublev vs Jannik Sinner: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced against each other only on one occasion, with Rublev leading the head to head encounter, 1-0. Their only meeting came at the Vienna Open 2020, where Rublev won via a walkover.
Andrey Rublev vs Jannik Sinner: Match Prediction
There is not much to separate the two players, ahead of their quarterfinal clash. Both players have been in terrific form off-late, and have tons of potential. Andrey Rublev is a good player on clay courts, as was demonstrated by his run at the Monte Carlo Masters. Moreover, he defeated the tournament favorite, Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals last week and is brimming with confidence. The match will be a three set affair, with Rublev emerging on top.
Match Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in three sets
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