Andrey Rublev will take on Lorenzo Sonego in the Quarter-final of the Rome Masters 2021. Rublev is currently the World no.7 on the ATP rankings and Sonego is the World no.33.
- Tournament: ATP Rome Masters 1000
- Match: Andrey Rublev vs Lorenzo Sonego
- Round: Quarter-final
- Date: 14th May, 2021
- Prize Money: € 45,100
- Venue: Rome, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Andrey Rublev vs Lorenzo Sonego: Match Preview
After a stupendous hard court season, Rublev came to the clay court swing on the tour with high hopes. And the start was great too. He reached the finals of Monte Carlo only to be undone by a hungry Stefanos Tsitsipas. In Barcelona he lost to Jannik Sinner in the Quarters and in Madrid was beaten by the tall American John Isner.
Rublev has started his campaign in Rome well. In his first match he overcame a stubborn opponent in German Jan-Lennard Struff. And in the second he beat a dangerous Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-4. In the Quarters he will face Lorenzo Sonego.
The twenty-year old Italian started the clay court leg of the year by winning the trophy at Sardegna. In Monte Carlo he lost to Zverev in the round of thirty-two. In Rome so far the Italian has rightfully looked at Home. After taking down Gaël Monfils and Gianluca Mager in the first two rounds, he overcame the fourth seed Dominic Thiem in the round of sixteen, in three sets, 6-4 6-7 7-6.
Andrey Rublev vs Lorenzo Sonego: Head-to-Head
On the ATP Tour, these two have met just once, at Vienna in 2020. Rublev won that contest 6-4 6-4, hence he leads the head to head 1-0.
Andrey Rublev vs Lorenzo Sonego: Prediction
Rublev started the tournament having problems with his serve, but now he seems to be serving alright. Rublev has a powerful game that suits all surfaces, and hence is as dangerous on clay as he is on any other surface. Sonego moves well on the court and that’s the secret of his success. But the power and form of Rublev should be enough to seal this match.
Match Prediction: Andrey Rublev will beat Lorenzo Sonego in three sets.