ATP Rotterdam Open Semifinal: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Andrey Rublev Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

Published 03/06/2021, 1:00 AM EST
Tennis – ATP 500 – Rotterdam Open – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 5, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his quarter final match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw


Over the last week, fans have seen many amazing battles at the 2021 Rotterdam Open and now, they have another mouth-watering clash in store for them. In the semi-finals, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev will be battling it out to reach their first final at the event.

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Rublev has had an easy week for him winning 2 out of his 3 matches in straight sets. On the other hand, Tsitsipas has played very tough matches with all of his opponents pushing him to his limits. It will be interesting to see if this affects his performance in the upcoming battle.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Rotterdam Open – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 5, 2021. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his quarter-final match. It was against Russia’s Karen Khachanov REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Andrey Rublev: Head-to-Head

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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev have met 5 times throughout the careers with the Greek star picking up 3 wins. Their last meeting came at the ATP Finals where Tsitsipas won narrowly by winning the third set tiebreaker.

A lot of matches between them have been very similar with both players giving it their all. Their matches can go either way which makes it very hard to predict a winner.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Rotterdam Open – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 5, 2021 Russia’s Andrey Rublev celebrates winning his quarter final match against France’s Jeremy Chardy REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

Prediction

It is very hard to tell who will win the upcoming encounter but many might give the edge to Tsitsipas. He is ranked higher than Rublev and in addition to that, he has been in incredible form reaching the finals of the Australian Open. However, those are not the only factors to consider.

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Over the last year, Rublev has shown a lot of improvement in his tennis. He ended 2020 with the most titles and he has also challenged many top players. In addition to that, he will be less fatigued for the upcoming battle as he has had a much easier week.

Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in 3 sets

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