Here is an overview of the rivalry between two tennis players in ATP Cincinnati and also find Head-2-Head, Match Prediction and Match Overview. Andrey Rublev takes on Dan Evans in his opening round match on the Western & Southern Open. Rublev had performed Evans in his final aggressive match on tour earlier than the COVID-19 break.

World No. 14 Andrey Rublev will look to kick off his American hardcourt swing on a constructive word when he takes on Britain’s Dan Evans within the opening spherical of the Western & Southern Open.

Rublev is one in all 4 gamers this 12 months to have gained a number of ATP titles. The Russian gained the primary two ATP 250s of 2020, at Qatar and Adelaide, and had an 11-match profitable streak earlier than falling to Alexander Zverev within the Round of 16 on the Australian Open.

Rublev continued his good run of type by producing respectable leads to Rotterdam and Dubai earlier than the tour was compelled to go on an unscheduled break as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 22-year-old was additionally part of the much-maligned Adria Tour organized by Novak Djokovic however was one of many fortunate gamers on the occasion who wasn’t did contract coronavirus.

Dan Evans on his half has had some massive wins to this 12 months, over the likes of David Goffin, Alex de Minaur, and Fabio Fognini. Ranked a career-best No. 28 on the earth, the 30-year-old is making his first-ever look in the principle draw of the Cincinnati Masters.

Both Rublev and Evans have had restricted match observe throughout the lockdown. The Russian performed within the Adria Tour, reaching the ultimate of its Zadar leg earlier than it was canceled. Evans in the meantime confirmed everybody why he’s deservedly the British No. 1, as he gained the ‘Battle of the Brits’ exhibition event by beating Kyle Edmund within the ultimate.

Interestingly, Andrey Rublev’s final match on tour earlier than the break was in opposition to none aside from Dan Evans – in Dubai, again in February. That was additionally Evans’ final win on tour; after beating Rublev within the quarterfinals, the Brit misplaced to Stefanos Tsitsipas within the semis.

Andrey Rublev could be hungry for revenge in New York, and that solely provides to the joy of the match which is already anticipated to provide some good tennis from each side of the court docket.

Head-2-Head

The head-to-head between Andrey Rublev and Dan Evans presently stands lifeless even at 1-1, with each match coming in 2020.

Andrey Rublev eked out a hard-fought three-set victory over Evans on his solution to the title in Adelaide. But when the pair had a rematch within the Dubai quarterfinals, Evans gained in straight units.

Rublev and Evans had additionally beforehand met within the qualifying rounds of Indian Wells 2019, with Rublev getting a simple win, and in 2016 on the Challenger tour in Dallas the place the Brit gained in three units. So there’s actually by no means been a lot to separate the 2.

Prediction

Andrey Rublev is, without a doubt, one of the Next Gen front-runners and is anticipated to interrupt into the highest 10 quickly. He is thought for his highly effective forehand which may unleash winners from anyplace within the court docket, however, his second serve could be weak underneath strain.

Rublev usually coughs up an enormous variety of double faults to offer away massive leads. The 22-year-old has additionally had hassle along with his backhand up to now, however, he appears to have labored actually exhausting on that wing over the previous 12 months or so.

On the opposite hand, regardless of being Britain’s top-ranked participant, Dan Evans has largely did not stay as much as his early potential. Evans has stable groundstrokes which he mixes up nicely along with his expertise on the internet, however, he merely would not possess sufficient energy to constantly hassle the large names.

This match will probably see the 2 gamers buying and selling numerous service breaks, with loads of selection from Evans’ finish and a few uncooked energy from Rublev’s. And whereas the Russian would begin as the favorite, Evans might make it fascinating if he takes an early lead.

Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in straight units.

Match Overview

Tournament: Western & Southern Open 2020

Venue: Court 17, Flushing Meadows, New York, USA

Category: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Outdoor hardcourt

Prize cash: $4,674,780

Live telecast: India – Sony Ten 2 | USA – Tennis Channel / ESPN

Match timing: 1 pm EDT, 10.30 pm IST

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