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18 Jan 2018 by TSZ

Australian Open 2018 - Grigor Dimitrov vs Andrey Rublev Preview

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Quick Facts

Where is Grigor Dimitrov vs Andrey Rublev taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Grigor Dimitrov vs Andrey Rublev on and what time does it start? Friday 19th January, 2018 - 03:00 (UK)

What channel is Grigor Dimitrov vs Andrey Rublev on? Eurosport (UK) & Channel 7 (Australia)

Where can I stream Grigor Dimitrov vs Andrey Rublev? The match can be streamed on both Eurosport Player and Sky Go (providing you have a Eurosport pass)

Where can I get tickets for Grigor Dimitrov vs Andrey Rublev?
https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-19-1-2018/tickets/2066369

The Lowdown

GRIGOR DIMITROV

  • Dimitrov ran into inspired qualifier Mackenzie McDonald in his second round match, eventually prevailing 8-6 in the deciding set.
  • The Bulgarian was comprehensively beaten in three sets in last year's US Open meeting with Rublev so he will be fully aware of the task at hand here.

ANDREY RUBLEV

  • Rising star Rublev has recorded excellent victories over experienced pair David Ferrer and Marcos Baghdatis so far in Melbourne.
  • The youngster also reached the final in Qatar earlier in January so his confidence is growing with every match he plays at the moment.

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The Prediction

In what is set to be another sweltering day in Melbourne, world number three Dimitrov is naturally the bookies' favourite in this third round clash, but it would not be surprising to see exciting youngster Rublev prevail. The Russian swept aside Dimitrov in their US Open meeting just a few months ago and is playing full of confidence, so he could well repeat that feat against an opponent who may be feeling the effects of his marathon second round match.

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