On January 23, Yūichi Sugita and Andrey Rublev will meet in the second round of the Australian Open. Who will win the upcoming game? – read in our prediction.
Yūichi failed all last season due to the fact that not everything was in order with his health, so now he is gradually returning to the tour and playing more or less stable, but against the backdrop of Rublev he does not have many arguments that would give him the opportunity to go more At the start of Major, the Japanese defeated the Frenchman Elliot Benchetrit, but Benchetrit is a so-so level, and here Rublev is already unbeatable this season and will have to work incredibly on the defensive.
The Russian predictably had a difficult start on Major, after winning 2 tournaments in a row on different continents and practically did not get time to recover. 4 sets with O Connell and again a victorious outcome, but now on the eve of the match with the Japanese it is much more important to recover and gain strength again, then the outcome of the match with Sugita will not bother Andrey. He is stronger in all respects, moreover, Yūichi is an opponent convenient for him.
Statistics and personal meetings
Previously, tennis players crossed paths with each other on qualifications for Yus Oupen and AO 3 years ago and both times the Russian won the class in 2 sets, giving no chance to the Japanese.
Yūichi Sugita vs Andrey Rublev Game Prediction
Given this factor, as well as the fact that the Russian is now in amazing shape much more powerful and looks better on the back line and serve, we believe that he should easily break through such a small head start with the Japanese
- Our prediction – Andrey Rublev will win.