Milos Raonic will lock horns with Alexander Bublik in the second-round match-up of the St. Petersburg Open. The sixth-seeded, Raonic won his first-round match against qualifier J.J Wolf 7-6(5),6-1. Bublik had a tight three-set match and got the better of Mackenzie McDonald 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-4.
- Fixture: Milos Raonic vs Alexander Bublik
- Tournament: ATP Petersburg Open
- Round: Round of 16
- Venue: St. Petersburg, Russia
- Category: ATP 500 Tournament
- Surface: Indoor hard-court
Milos Raonic vs Alexander Bublik: Match Preview
The former world number 3, Milos Raonic will be looking to get a title under his belt this year. After the resumption of the tournaments in reached the finals in Cincinnati before falling down to Novak Djokovic 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Raonic skipped the French Open. He has won 13 of his 19 matches on hard courts this year and is ranked 21.
Alexander Bublik is currently ranked 52 in the world. Bublik who was as high as 47 is yet to win a tour title. He lost in the first round of the US Open and the second round of the French Open. He has a 10-9 record in matches played on hard court this year.
Milos Raonic vs Alexander Bublik: Head-to-Head
Milos Raonic will face Alexander Bublik for the first time in the second-round clash of the Petersburg Open.
Milos Raonic vs Alexander Bublik: Match Prediction
Milos Raonic will be looking to continue his hard-court form and win his first title since 2016. Raonic should be able to come through this match-up against Bublik. However, if Bublik gets going he might pull out an upset.
Match Prediction: Milos Raonic to defeat Alexander Bublik in three sets