7th-seed Andrey Rublev will look to progress to the next round when he takes on Thiago Monteiro in a Round of 64 encounter at the Australian Open 2021. Rublev is being expected to leave a lasting impression in Melbourne and has started in the most positive way possible.
- Date: 11th February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open, 2021
- Fixture: Andrey Rublev vs Thiago Monteiro
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Category: Grand Slam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: $115,275
Andrey Rublev vs Thiago Monteiro: Preview
Rublev has given enough evidence in the first round itself that he is not going out anytime soon. The 23-year old Russian thrashed Yannick Hanfmann in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to make it to the second round.
Similarly, Monteiro faced little difficulty as he sailed past Andrej Martin 7-6, 6-1, 6-2 to setup a date with Rublev. The 26-year old Brazilian will look to continue this form in the next round as well.
Andrey Rublev vs Thiago Monteiro: H2H
Prior to their meeting in Melbourne, the two players have faced each other only once. It was a qualifier match in Munich, Germany in 2019, where Monteiro edged past Rublev 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 in a tight contest. So Monteiro leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Andrey Rublev vs Thiago Monteiro: Prediction
It is a no-brainer that Rublev enters into this contest as favourite and should not have any difficulty in winning it. It is not the same Rublev which Monteiro defeated two years back, and therefore, a lop-sided contest is on the cards.
Match Prediction: Andrey Rublev defeats Thiago Monteiro comfortably in straight sets.