Andrey Rublev in the first round of the tournament in Rotterdam on February 11 will play with Nikoloz Basilashvili. Rublev got so much-desired rest and is now returning to tournaments physically 100% ready. But now there is no courage that the Russian had recently, because at the beginning of the season he was on a series of victories.
Can Andrey continue to perform at a high level? What will be the duel for the Russian tennis player? – read in our prediction.
At what time does Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Andrey Rublev play?
The game time is February 11, 2020, at 01:30 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Nikoloz Basilashvili takes the 28th positions and Andrey Rublev takes the 15th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Nikoloz Basilashvili have?
Nikoloz Basilashvili has won 61% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Andrey Rublev have?
Andrey Rublev has won 63% of the games as a favorite.
Basilashvili has only recently begun a new stage in his professional career. After all, the representative of Georgia moved from the Challengers to the ATP tour and gained a foothold in the top 50. Nikoloz builds his game through active actions on the back line and the reception. The tennis player has a fighting character and due to this partially compensates for the gaps in technology. Nikoloz sags noticeably on his serve, because he does not have a powerful first goal and scores almost all the points in the fight, and this is not always possible.
Basilashvili is not particularly pleased with the results this season. In the five matches played, the representative of Georgia won only two victories. At the ATP Cup, Basilashvili defeated only Pablo Cuevas (6-4, 1-6, 6-4) in three matches, and at the Australian Open he managed to overcome only the starting circle, in which he defeated Korean Kwon Soon-woo in five games (6- 7, 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3).
About a year ago, Rublev had a huge number of problems. He could not boast of endurance, so after each stubborn match he barely managed to recover to the next. Andrei also always sagged on his serve, as the first ball was easily accepted by rivals. But this season, everything has changed dramatically, because he traveled from tournament to tournament for many weeks and remained fresh. The Russians were even more surprised by the pitch, as in almost every match they shot about 10 aces.
Rublev, recall, shockingly began the current season, having immediately won two tournaments – first the Russian shot in Doha, and then figured out all the rivals in the competitions in New Zealand’s Auckland.
On Australian Open Rublev spoke more or less successfully. At the major in Melbourne, Andrey managed to reach the 1/8 finals, where he lost in three games to Alexander Zverev (4-6, 4-6, 4-6).
Betting Tips Statistics
- Basilashvili leads by personal meetings with a score of 2-1.
- Rublev won four victories in the last five games, Basilashvili – two.
- Tennis players had three fights against each other. A slight advantage is on the side of Nikoloz Basilashvili, who won two meetings. All matches took place last year.
For both tennis players, this will be the first tournament in which they will take part after the Australian Open. Basilashvili has serious problems with concentration and can lose to absolutely any opponent. But against serious opponents the Georgians give all their best, so there will definitely not be an easy walk for Rublev. In addition, Andrey will need time to grope his playing rhythm.
The match will be held on hard, and therefore Rublev still has more chances to win in this game – this season Andrei has already won two tournaments on this surface. We offer to bet on his victory in the upcoming meeting.
Our prediction is Rublev’s victory.