Russian Andrey Rublev will play against Dane Holger Rune in the 1/8 finals of the Australian Open. The match will take place on January 23, starting at 03:30 GMT.
Australian Open 2023
|Andrey Rublev||vs||Holger Rune|
Date: 22 January 2023
Tournament: Australian Open 2023
Round: Fourth round (Round of 16)
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
Category: Grand Slam
Prize Money: A$76,500,000
Andrey Rublev was criticized a lot before the Australian Open 2023 due to poor results. After two tournaments in Adelaide, the prospects for the Russian did not look very successful.
But until now, Rublev, in fact, had no problems. In the first match, the tennis player from Russia calmly dealt with Dominic Thiem – 6:3, 6:4, 6:2.
Then there was a victory over Finn Emil Ruusuvuori – 6:2, 6:4, 6:7, 6:3. A good match, despite the fact that the opponent managed to take one game.
And in the third round, Rublev won a landslide victory over Dan Evans – 6:4, 6:2, 6:3. After the match, the Briton admitted that the result is completely in the game.
As you know, Rublev came out for the tenth time in the second week at the Grand Slam tournament.
Holger Rune, meanwhile, also quietly reached the fourth round, despite the fact that the tennis player also had problems in early January.
In the third round, the Dane defeated the Frenchman Hugo Humbert – 6:4, 6:2, 7:6. Unlike his opponent, Holger acted almost perfectly in games on his serve.
The same thing happened in the match with Maxim Cressy – 7:5, 6:4, 6:4. For Rune, the American’s style of play did not become a problem, which, after a powerful serve, immediately rushes to the net.
In the first match, Rune easily won against Serb Filip Krajinovic – 6:2, 6:3, 6:4.
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Head to Head
Both tennis players met each other only once. Rune leads a full-time game against Rublev 1-0. Most recently, the Norwegian defeated him at the Paris Masters 2022 in straight sets 6-4, 7-5.
|Andrey Rublev win 2.10||Holger Rune win 1.73|
At the end of last season, Andrey lost to Holger at the Masters in Paris. And now it doesn’t look like the Russian is able to take revenge.
The young Dane plays too well. It is likely that the tennis player will fight for the title. Nevertheless, Rublev is ready to impose a fight and can win here.
Prediction: Andrey Rublev win.