Dominic Thiem and Andrey Rublev will face off in an intriguing quarterfinal clash in Vienna. Rublev is in the form of his life and can hardly put a foot wrong. Thiem is playing in his home tournament in Vienna and will look forward to defending his title this time around. The Austrian defeated Cristian Garin in the last 16 clash whereas Andrey Rublev received a walkover in the last 16 match against Jannik Sinner, just 3 games into the match.
- Fixture: Dominic Thiem vs Andrey Rublev
- Date: 30th October 2020
- Tournament: ATP Erste Bank Open
- Round: Quarterfinals
- Venue: Vienna, Austria
- Category: ATP 500
- Surface: Hard-Court
- Prize Money: Approx. €1,409,510
Dominic Thiem vs Andrey Rublev: Match Preview
Dominic Thiem returned to action at the his home tournament after a quarterfinal loss to Diego Schwartzman in the French Open quarterfinals. The US Open 2020 champion defeated Vitaliy Sachko in the 1st round of the Erste Bank Open in a comfortable straight sets victory. The Austrian carried on the momentum and defeated the Chilean, Cristian Garin in the last 16 clash. Thiem is putting in some strong performances in order to defend his crown in Vienna.
Andrey Rublev who won the Petersburg Open a few backs, has made a strong start at the Vienna Open. Seeded 5th in Vienna, the Russian defeated Norbert Gombos in straight sets in the 1st round. In the second round, the 5th seed received a walkover in the 2nd round after Jannik Sinner had to withdraw from the tournament just three games into the match owing to a foot injury.
Dominic Thiem vs Andrey Rublev: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced each other 3 times in the past with Thiem leading the head to head record to 2-1. They first met at the 2017 Vienna Open itself where the Austrian prevailed in straight sets. Their most recent encounter was at the 2019 Hamburg Open where Rublev emerged victorious in straight sets.
Dominic Thiem vs Andrey Rublev: Match Prediction
Dominic Thiem has the mental edge over Rublev coming into the encounter defeating Rublev on two occasions in the past. However, it is Rublev who enters the match in red hot form with titles in Hamburg and Petersburg in the past 2 months. The Austrian is expected to edge out Rublev in a tense 3 set battle, and continue his quest to defend his title in Vienna. If one thing the Russian will be hoping to add to his successful season, it would be a win against the top 3 ranked players currently, which he has found it difficult to do in the past.
Match Prediction: Dominic Thiem to defeat Andrey Rublev in three sets