2019 Cincinnati Masters – Andrey Rublev vs Daniil Medvedev Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Andrey Rublev vs Daniil Medvedev taking place? Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason

When is Andrey Rublev vs Daniil Medvedev on and what time does it start? Saturday 17th August, 2019, 00:00 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Andrey Rublev vs Daniil Medvedev? Partly cloudy with a temperature around 29c

What channel is Andrey Rublev vs Daniil Medvedev on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Andrey Rublev vs Daniil Medvedev? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live va their platform

Where can I get tickets for Andrey Rublev vs Daniil Medvedev? https://www.wsopen.com/Tickets/

THE LOWDOWN

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ANDREY RUBLEV

  • Andrey Rublev took just 62 minutes to complete the biggest match of his career in beating world number three Roger Federer in straight sets in the round of 16 at the Cincinnati Masters.
  • The 21-year-old won 81% of points on his first serve against Federer, a truly remarkable stat against the seven-time Cincinnati champion, as the Swiss number one remarked after that it is harder to prepare for next gen players for the first time than Nadal or Djokovic.
  • Rublev has been around before now, however, as while this is only his second Cincinnati appearance, he reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 US Open (losing to Rafael Nadal) and has been as high as 31st in the ATP world rankings.

DANIIL MEDVEDEV

  • Daniil Medvedev continued to steam-roller his way through the competition with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in the round of 16.
  • Elsewhere, Medvedev’s Men’s Doubles campaign with Marcelo Demoliner came to an end in the second round yesterday, leaving him fully engrossed in facing his compatriot Andrey Rublev in the quarter-finals.
  • The 23-year-old will face compatriot Rublev for the first time and recently became the Russian number one when he swapped with Karen Khachanov to 8th in the ATP world rankings.

THE PREDICTION

This match should be a fascinating spectacle for the neutral between two young Russian players destined for great things. Especially, it must be said, Daniil Medvedev, who has reached the finals of the last two hard-court tournaments he has played in. While Andrey Rublev is two years younger and relatively green, Medvedev is playing in the same way that the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas were displaying earlier this year and Novak Djokovic looks to be the only player in this draw that can definitely stop him.

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