Russian Stefanos Tsitsipas will play against Russian Andrey Rublev in the third round of the group stage of the ATP Finals. The match will take place on November 18 in Turin, starting at 20:00 GMT.
ATP Finals 2022
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||vs||Andrey Rublev|
Date: November 18, 2022.
Tournament: ATP Finals 2022.
Round: Round robin.
Venue: Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy.
Prize money: $14,750,000.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas started his campaign with a loss to Novak Djokovic. In the next group match against Daniil Medvedev, the tennis player needed a victory to maintain his hopes for the semi-finals.
The Greek started well, taking a 3-0 lead in the first set. The tennis player did not let the opponent catch up with him and managed to score the first one.
Since the duo were flawless in the second set, a tie-break was inevitable. Medvedev quickly took a 4-1 lead, but Tsitsipas fought back and put himself on the brink of victory. However, the 24-year-old wasted the three match points he had as his opponent snatched the set from him and took the match to the decider.
Stefanos was on the losing side in the third set, trailing by a break. With Medvedev serving 5-4 for the match, the Greek interrupted his serve to equalize, and soon after the fight went to another tie-break.
The tennis player turned out to be too good for Medvedev in the tie-break, completely dominating him and winning the match 6-3, 6-7 (11), 7-6 (1).
Andrey Rublev managed to win a three-set matchup against Medvedev to start his ATP Finals campaign on a winning note. The Russian met Novak Djokovic in the second group match. He managed to keep up with the Serb for most of the first set.
However, due to Rublev staying in the set at 5-4, he ended up losing the first game. Djokovic completely outplayed Rublev in the second set. The 25-year-old only managed to win one single game as the Serbian defeated him 6-4, 6-1.
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Head to Head
Both tennis players played each other 10 times. Tsitsipas leads Rublev 6-4 in head to head matches.
The Greek won their previous meeting at Astana Open 2022 in three sets.
|Stefanos Tsitsipas win 1.62||Andrey Rublev win 2.30|
Most recently, tennis players met in the framework of the tournament in Astana, and that meeting ended with the victory of Tsitsipas in three sets.
In the upcoming match, the victory will go to the Greek tennis player. Stefanos demonstrates good tennis in the group stage in Turin – the tennis player resisted Djokovic well and managed to deal with Medvedev.
Prediction for this match: Stefanos Tsitsipas win.