Andrey Rublev and Denis Shapovalov will lock horns in the semi-finals of the St. Petersburg Open later today. The duo have been in a top-notch form all season. Even with the few events that did take place, the two youngsters have managed to put forth some of the best results of their career yet.
Rublev and Shapovalov reached the quarter-finals of the U.S Open 2020. The pair aim to end this season on a high note and are going to produce a spectacle for the viewers later today.
- Fixture: Andrey Rublev vs Denis Shapovalov
- Date: 17th October 2020
- Tournament: St. Petersburg Open
- Round: Semi-Finals
- Venue: Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Category: ATP World Tour 500 series
- Surface: Indoor hard court
- Prize money: $92,870
Andrey Rublev vs Denis Shapovalov: Match Preview
The third seed of the tournament, Andrey Rublev had a tough fight against France’s Ugo Humbert in the round of 16. In the end, however, Rublev emerged victorious with 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. The Russian defeated Cameron Norris in the quarter-finals with a score of 6-2, 6-1.
Denis Shapovalov has not dropped a single set in this tournament yet. He vanquished 3-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals. The score of 6-4, 7-5 reflects the Canadian’s dominance and successful execution of tactics on court.
Andrey Rublev vs Denis Shapovalov: Head-to-Head
Denis and Rublev have clashed against each other 3 times in their careers. The Canadian leads this head-to-head, having won twice.
Their last meeting came about in Winston-Salem, U.S.A. Here, Shapovalov emerged victorious with a score of 6-3, 7-6(4). They have extremely different playstyles. This will only add fuel to the fire and lead to an astounding match.
Andrey Rublev vs Denis Shapovalov: Match Prediction
Citing their current performance and consistency, this match can be won by either one of these players. After Daniil Medvedev’s, Rublev has been heavily favoured to win the tournament. He added his first ATP 500 title earlier this year in Hamburg. The young Russian will have the crowd support as well. If he maintains his aggression and executes the tactics well, Rublev may very well advance to the finals of this event.
Match Prediction: Andrey Rublev wins in 3 sets.