Andrey Rublev and Tennys Sandgren will meet in the second round of the ATP Miami Open, 2021. Rublev has an upper hand while coming into the 2nd round of the tournament.
- Date: 27th March 2021
- Tournament: Miami Open
- Fixture: Andrey Rublev vs Tennys Sandgren
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Miami, USA
- Category: ATP 1000
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize Money: $26,000
Andrey Rublev vs Tennys Sandgren: Match Preview
Rublev is having a wonderful season so far. He made it to the semi finals at the ATP 500 event at Dubai but lost to Aslan Karatsev with the score line of 2-6, 6-4, . The 2nd seed also had a great start to the season as he was unbeaten at the ATP Cup and reached quarter finals of the Australian Open. He lost to his fellow countryman Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open with the score line of 5-7, 3-6, 2-6. The world number 8 was the last man standing at ATP 500 event at Rotterdam as he defeated Marton Fucsovics in the final with the score line of 7-6, 6-4.
Tennys Sandgren is coming into the second round of the tournament by beating Salvatore Caruso with the score line of 6-2, 2-0 (Retd) . The American’s season did not quite take off this time as he was knocked out in the opening rounds of the Mexican Open and Australian Open. The world number 62 was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open by rising star, Alex De Minaur. He lost in straight sets with the score line of 5-7, 1-6,1 -6. In the Australian Open 2020, he had reached the quarter finals where he lost to Roger Federer with the score line of 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-7, 3-6. Sandgren came unbelievably close to win the quarter final as he had 7 match points but failed to convert any of then and in the end Federer prevailed.
Andrey Rublev vs Tennys Sandgren: Head to Head
The duo have met once in the past and Rublev has won that encounter. They met at the ATP 500 event at Hamburg in 2020 where Rublev won with the score line of 6-4, 6-3. Sandgren would be looking to open an account in the head to head tally while Rublev will be looking to extend the lead.
Andrey Rublev vs Tennys Sandgren: Prediction
According to the recent form and consistency, Rublev is most likely to win the encounter.
Match Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in 2 sets
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