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Indian Wells Masters 2022: Andrey Rublev vs Grigor Dimitrov, Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview, and Live Stream Details for BNP Paribas Open

Andrey Rublev will take on Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Masters 2022.

Andrey Rublev vs Grigor Dimitrov

7th Seed Andrey Rublev is all set to lock horns against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinal of the 2022 Indian Wells Masters. Rublev is ranked 7th in the world whilst Dimitrov holds a worldwide ranking of 35.

Andrey Rublev vs Grigor Dimitrov: Match Details

  • TournamentIndian Wells 2022
  • Match: Andrey Rublev vs Grigor Dimitrov
  • Round: Quarterfinal
  • Date: March 18, 2022
  • Venue: Indian Wells, CA, U.S.A.
  • Surface: Hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $179,940

Andrey Rublev vs Grigor Dimitrov: Preview

Andrey Rublev

Throughout the season, the Russian has had an incredible run. He’s moving with conviction, and he stands a good chance of adding the title to his illustrious resume. Before arriving in the California desert, Rublev conquered the Open 13 in Marseille and the ATP 500 level Dubai Tennis Championships, respectively. In the 2022 BNP Paribas Open, having received a first-round bye, the Russian went on to overcome Dominik Koepfer and Frances Tiafoe, that too in straight sets. However, his biggest victory in the tournament came when he defeated world no. 11 Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(7-5), 6-4. Since then Rublev has been enjoying a 12-match winning streak and is looking forward to extending it even further in the quarter-finals.

Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov, on the other hand, showed inconsistencies in his play at the start of the season. Despite reaching the semifinals of the Melbourne Summer Set, he was forced to face early-round exits from his next three tournaments. However, his fans witnessed a ray of optimism when the Bulgarian launched a stunning comeback in the 2022 Paribas Open. He advanced to the fourth round after defeating Jordan Thompson and Alexander Bublik in straight sets, where his opponent John Isner awaited him. Nevertheless, Dimitrov cruised through the World No. 22 via a second-set tie-break to earn a spot in the collision of the last eight.

Andrey Rublev vs Grigor Dimitrov: Head-to-Head

Andrey Rublev and Grigor Dimitrov in Australian Open 2018

The two have met four times previously, with the head-to-head tied at 2-2. Rublev upset Dimitrov in their last meeting at the 2019 China Open, 6-2, 7-5.

Andrey Rublev vs Grigor Dimitrov: Prediction

Andrey Rublev

The encounter of these two could possibly evolve into a proper thriller and there are proper chances of the match extending to five sets. Given his recent ranking and form, Andrey Rublev will enter the competition as the overwhelming favourite. As a baseliner, he has maintained consistency and made the most of his biggest attributes, which include his excellent forehand and backhand, particularly his forehand. The Russian is on a 12-match winning streak, and it appears that beating him is practically impossible at the moment.

Dimitrov, on the other hand, has been demonstrating his capabilities in this event so far. He possesses the potential to defeat a top-ranked player, not to mention, he overcame Daniil Medvedev on his way to the Indian Wells semifinals last year. His inconsistencies are, however, his major flaw in his gameplay. If he rectifies that properly, he could put up a strong fight against the Russian, if not winning the match.

Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in three sets.

Andrey Rublev vs Grigor Dimitrov: Broadcast and Live Stream Details

  • U.S.A.- Tennis Channel
  • Australia– beIN
  • U.K. and Ireland- Amazon Prime
  • The Middle East and North Africa- beIN Sports
  • Central America- ESPN
  • Caribbean Islands- Sportsmax
  • South America and Oceania- ESPN International
  • Canada- T.S.N., and DAZN
  • Sub-Saharan Africa- SuperSport
  • India- Voot

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