In the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Open 2022, World No. 7 and the 7th seeded Andrey Rublev will take on World No. 20 and the 20th seeded Taylor Fritz.
Andrey Rublev vs Taylor Fritz: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2022
- Match: Andrey Rublev vs Taylor Fritz
- Round: Semi-Finals
- Date: 19th March 2022
- Venue: Indian Wells, USA
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $343,985
Andrey Rublev vs Taylor Fritz: Preview
Andrey Rublev moves into the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters for the first time in his career as he defeats Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 6-2 to pick up his fourth consecutive straight-set win this year in the desert. Rublev is now on a 13-match winning streak that saw him win the title in Marseille and then in Dubai. Rublev is however yet to win an ATP-1000 title and with his run this year, he has one of his best chance.
Taylor Fritz makes it to the semi-finals in Indian Wells for the second year in a row as he defeats Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-1 to pick up his third consecutive 3-set win having won his second round match in straight-sets. Taylor will play his first semi-final match of the season so far in what has been a mixed run of results for the former American No. 1 who is looking to reach his first final since October 2021.
Andrey Rublev vs Taylor Fritz: Head to Head
This will be the 5th meeting between the duo who last met in the second round of the 2021 Paris Masters with Fritz winning the match in straight-sets to level the head-to-head at 2-2 after Rublev had won two matches on the trot against Fritz. This will be the pair’s second meeting in Indian Wells having met earlier in the 2nd round in 2018 where Fritz won in straight-sets, their first-ever meeting.
Andrey Rublev vs Taylor Fritz: Prediction
Fritz will come into the tie with a career hardcourt record of 164-95 and is 10-3 on the surface this season while having a season record of 12-4 across all surfaces. Rublev will take the court with a career hardcourt record of 134-68 and is 11-1 on the surface this season with an 18-2 record across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers and considering their in the 2022 season, Rublev looks the favourite to reach his third career Masters finals. While Fritz has shown great determination and grit, if he can surprise Rublev who is yet to drop a set, the match could turn on its head. Andrey’s form however should see him through to his third consecutive final.
Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in straight-sets.
Andrey Rublev vs Taylor Fritz: 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