In the quarterfinals of the men’s tennis tournament in Adelaide, Briton Daniel Evans, the 33rd racket of the world, and Russian Andrey Rublev will meet, after winning in Doha, rising to 18th place in the ATP ranking. Andrei is progressing before our eyes, the Russian has a good opportunity to win the second consecutive ATP tournament.
Unlike Rublev, Evans played for the national team last week, spent four single games, in which he achieved three victories. Daniel began the ATP Cup with a defeat from Dimitrov, however, this failure was the only one in the tournament. After losing to the Bulgarian, the British beat Goffen, Albot and De Minaur, and the British team finished the tournament at the ¼ final stage in Sydney. In Adelaide, Evans had two fights, both of them won 2-0, knocking Londero and Bagel out of the net.
Before the start of the current tournaments in Adelaide and Auckland, Rublev’s lag behind Khachanov is only 196 points. Khachanov performs in Auckland, where he started from the second round, and Rublev has already passed one round in Adelaide.
In order to protect himself from Rublev’s “encroachments”, Khachanov needs to reach the semifinals in New Zealand, i.e. beat Millman and Peer.
A difficult task, given that the Australian and the Frenchman are in very good shape. This is the question of what the victory in Adelaide could make of Rublev the second Russian racket. Surely, for Andrey this is an additional motivation for the current tournament.
Statistics and personal meetings:
Rublev and Evans played each other twice, the score was 1: 1. First, the British beat Andrey 2: 1 at the tournament in Dallas in 2016. And three years later, the Russian took a confident revenge 6: 2, 6: 2 in Indian Wells.
Daniel Evans vs Andrey Rublev Predictions
Rublev is quite capable of taking the title in Adelaide, because the strongest tennis player in the current tournament, the Canadian Oge, seems to be quite “tough” to 24-year-old Andrey. Evans played a team tournament at a good level in Australia, and Adelaide began not bad. However, Andrey is now simply “on fire”, we are expecting another confident victory from the Russian.
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