The ATP 500 event final at St. Petersburg is scheduled between Andrey Rublev and Borna Coric. The duo will fight to claim the ATP 500 title at the indoor hard courts.
- Fixture: Andrey Rublev vs Denis Shapovalov
- Date: 18th October 2020
- Tournament: St. Petersburg Open
- Round: Finals
- Venue: Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Category: ATP World Tour 500 series
- Surface: Indoor hard court
- Prize money: $92,870
Andrey Rublev vs Borna Coric: Match Preview
Russian home favourite Andrey Rublev rallied against Denis Shapovalov to win the semifinal match in 3 sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Whereas, in a three-setter, Borna Coric had to defeat the Canadian Milos Raonic. Coric won 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 against Raonic.
Rublev is the third seed and faced a tough match against Ugo Humbert. He defeated Humbert in the round of 16 by 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. The Russian also defeated Cameron Norris in the quarter-finals with a score of 6-2, 6-1. Now after the semi-final victory, he improved Rublev’s chances of qualifying for the ATP Finals for London.
Coric enjoyed a comfortable straight-set win in the rounds against Feliciano Lopez and Reilly Opelka. However, he overcame the first set of defeat to win against Milos 1-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Andrey Rublev vs Borna Coric: Head-to-Head
Andrey Rublev and Borna Coric have played thrice, and the Russian has been the winner on all occasions. They played at the Shanghai Masters in 2019. It was their last clash and Rublev won 6-4, 7-6(4). Their H2H record stands at 3-0.
Andrey Rublev vs Borna Coric: Match Prediction
Andrey Rublev is the uprising player. He has moved to the top rankings and is a world no.10. The 22-year-old has defeated Coric and will have an upper hand against the player.
Match Prediction: Andrey Rublev wins in three sets.