Fourth-seeded Andrey Rublev will take on Ugo Humbert in the highly-anticipated final clash of the Noventi Open 2021 on Sunday.
Andrey Rublev vs Ugo Humbert: Match Details
|Tournament||Noventi Open 2021|
|Match||Andrey Rublev vs Ugo Humbert|
|Date||20th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$138,692 (INR 1,02,83,193 approx.)|
Andrey Rublev vs Ugo Humbert: Preview
Andrey Rublev has been in tremendous form. He went past all his opponents without dropping a single set until he was stretched in the semi-finals by Nikoloz Basilashvili. After dominating the proceedings in the first set, Rublev dropped the second set in the semis.
However, Rublev counter-attacked brilliantly and ended up winning the contest by 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Moreover, he also thrashed Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarter-finals in straight sets. The first set went to the tie-breaker, however, Rublev dominated the proceedings in the second set and ended up winning the match by 7-6, 6-2.
On the other hand, Ugo Humbert has worked incredibly hard to make his way into the finals. Thus far, he has been stretched to the third-set in all the matches he has played in the Noventi Open. His ability to handle pressure situations has allowed him to beat some top-seeded players in the tournament.
After winning the first and dropping the second set against Felix Auger Aliassime in the semi-finals, Humbert was taken to the tie-breaker in the deciding set. However, he showcased incredible patience under pressure and won the contests by 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.
Andrey Rublev vs Ugo Humbert: Head to Head
These two players have faced other twice in the past. Andrey Rublev leads the head-to-head record by 2-0.
Andrey Rublev vs Ugo Humbert: Prediction
Rublev has been magnificent in the Noventi Open. He has won games after games without getting cornered even once. On the other hand, young Ugo Humbert has fought his way through to the finals. He even went past third-seeded Alexander Zverev in the second round.
Needless to say, the odds are definitely in the favor of Andrey Rublev, however, Humbert’s journey has been inspirational. He has defied all odds to make his way into the finals and he is expected to give a tough fight to the Russian tennis star.
Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in three sets