Serbia Open 2022 Final: Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev Prediction, Head to Head, Preview, and Live Stream details

The two top seeds of the tournament, Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev will meet in the final of the 2022 Serbia Open.

Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev
Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev

20-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic will be up against Andrey Rublev in the Final of the 2022 Serbia Open. Djokovic is ranked No.1 in the world while Rublev is the World No.8.

Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev: Match Details

  • Tournament: Serbia Open 2022
  • Match: Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev
  • Round: Final
  • Date: 24th April
  • Venue: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Surface: Claycourt
  • Prize Money: €81,310

Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev: Preview

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has finally found some luck this season. At the start, he was denied entry into Australia due to his vaccination status and hence wasn’t able to defend his Australian Open crown. He was also not permitted to enter the USA and hence didn’t compete in the Golden Swing. He began his season in Dubai but bowed out in the quarterfinal to Jiri Vesely. He started his clay season in Monte Carlo but to everyone’s surprise, he lost his opening match.

But Djokovic has played much better tennis this week in Belgrade. He defeated Laslo Djere in the second round before beating Miomir Kecmanovic in the quarterfinal. In the last 4, he came from a set down against Karen Khachanov to beat him in three sets 4-6,6-1,6-2.

As for Andrey Rublev, he has played better tennis this season as compared to the last one. After bowing out of the third round of the Australian Open, he made it to the third round at Rotterdam and then won the title at Marseille. He then won the Dubai Tennis Championships before reaching the semifinals at Indian Wells. He then suffered a shocking loss at Miami and then bowed out in the Round of 16 at Monte Carlo.

This week in Belgrade, Rublev defeated the likes of Jiri Lehecka and Taro Daniel in the early rounds before blasting past Fabio Fognini in the semifinals in straight sets 6-2,6-2 to book a date with Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev: Head-to-Head

Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev in Belgrade

This will be the second meeting between the duo. Djokovic leads the H2H 1-0. They met at the ATP Finals last year where Djokovic won in straight sets.

Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev: Prediction

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Novak Djokovic

Djokovic will be a huge favorite to win the title. He has a better record than Rublev and given his ranking, he will fancy his chances. But his recent form is not anywhere near to his best. He hasn’t played any Top 10 player this season and hence beating Rublev will be a huge challenge. The Russian will want to win his third title of the season and has a good chance to secure a rare win over Djokovic. Having said that, expect Djokovic to dig deep and win his maiden title of the season.

Prediction: Djokovic to win in three sets.

Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev: Broadcast and Live Stream Details

  • United Kingdom – Amazon Prime Video 
  • Australia – beIN SPORTS 
  • France – Eurosport
  • USA – Tennis Channel
  • Germany – Sky Deutschland
  • Spain – Telefonica (Moviestar) Europsort (Melbourne)
  • Switzerland – Eurosport
  • Poland – Polsat
  • Japan – WOWOW 
  • China – iQIYI 
  • Hong Kong – PCCW 
  • Greece – OTTE TV
  • Russia – Okko Sport
  • Singapore – Starhub 
  • Italy – Supertennis
  • Canada – TSN
  • Serbia – IKO Sportklub

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