Russian Andrei Rublev will play against American Taylor Fritz in the third round of the Masters in Cincinnati. The match will take place on August 18, starting at 15:00 GMT.
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|Andrey Rublev||vs||Taylor Fritz|
Date: August 18, 2022.
Tournament: Cincinnati Open 2022.
Round: Third round (Round of 16).
Venue: Cincinnati, United States.
Category: ATP Masters 1000.
Prize money: $6,280,880.
Rublev defeated Fabio Fognini 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 6-2 in the second round of the Cincinnati Open. His victory came after he was defeated by Dan Evans in the first round of the Canadian Open.
The Russian started well, the second half of the season he had a rather modest. He currently has a 36-13 win-loss record. He has won three titles this year, bringing his total to 11 titles.
Rublev celebrated back-to-back victories at Open 13 and the Dubai Tennis Championships, defeating Felix Auger Alyassime and Jiri Veseli respectively in the final.
His third title came at Serbia Open where he defeated Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-0 in the final.
Fritz, meanwhile, made it through the second round, winning in sets with a fit Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2.
The American had noticeable game statistics, he made 16 aces against 7 for Kyrgios.
The tennis player had a great year, the best so far on the tour. The 24-year-old has achieved a career-high world number 12 and won two titles this season.
Fritz claimed his first title in 2022 at Indian Wells, beating Rafael Nadal in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (5).
|Andrey Rublev win 2.70||Taylor Fritz win 1.53|
Taylor Fritz leads 3-2 head-to-head with Andrey Rublev. The American won the Indian Wells Masters in 2018 and most recently in the semi-finals in 2022, where he became the eventual champion.
Also achieved success at the Rolex Paris Masters in 2021. Rublev won the 2021 Dubai Tennis Championship and the 2018 ATP Next Gen Final.
414. Serbia Open title: Andrey Rublev defeated Novak Djokovic
👉Andrey Rublev (Russian) has defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) to win his 3rd title in the Serbia Open
👉Rublev has now equalled Rafael Nadal (Spain) for the most tour-level titles in 2022 pic.twitter.com/XdttXzRfkn
— Loksewa Today (@TodayLoksewa) April 28, 2022
Andrey Rublev finished second in Cincinnati in 2021, losing to Alexander Zverev in the final.
The Russian is well-known for his aggressive and fast kicks. He also converts his right hand well to score a goal against his opponents.
Fritz, meanwhile, relies on his accurate pitching skills and strong forehand. The American likes to collect free points for serving aces. He shoots flat from the right and can take corners on the flank of the opponent.
Prediction for this meeting: Fritz win in straight sets.