Andrey Rublev and Jan-Lennard Struff will meet in the first round of the French Open 2021. The Russian will start as a favorite coming into the first round of the Roland Garros.
|Tournament||French Open , 2021|
|Match||Andrey Rublev vs Jan-Lennard Struff|
|Date||31st May, 2021|
|Prize Money||$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)|
Andrey Rublev vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Match Preview
Rublev has performed well in the clay court season. He was the runner up in Monte Carlo Masters where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas. He had beaten Rublev with the score line of 6-3, 6-3 in the final. The world number 7 did not perform up to the mark in the Barcelona Open where he was beaten by veteran, John Isner in the round of 16. He was beaten in three sets with the score line of 6-7, 6-3, 6-7. The Russian made it to the quarter finals of the Roland Garros last year and would be hoping to improve this time.
Struff has been struggling to regain his form in the clay court season. The world number 42 has not been able to go past the round of 32 in the clay season. He last played at the Monte Carlo Masters where he lost to former world number 3, Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets with the score line of 3-6, 4-6. The German had reached the second round in the French Open last year and would be hoping for a good run this year. Interestingly, he is unseeded this year unlike last year where he was seeded 30 at the French Open 2020.
Andrey Rublev vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Head to Head
The duo have played thrice in the past with Rublev leading the head to head tally 2-1. Rublev won the most recent encounter as he defeated the German in the round of 32 of the Rome Masters. The score line of the match was 6-7, 6-1, 6-4. Rublev will be hoping to extend the lead while Struff will be hoping to cover the deficit.
Andrey Rublev vs Jan-Lennard Struff: Prediction
According to recent form and ranking, Rublev is most likely to win the encounter between the duo.
Match Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in 3 sets.