2019 US Open – Andrey Rublev vs Nick Kyrgios Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Andrey Rublev vs Nick Kyrgios on and what time does it start? Saturday 31st August, 2019 – TBC (UK)

Where is Andrey Rublev vs Nick Kyrgios taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Andrey Rublev vs Nick Kyrgios? Partly cloudy, 26c

What channel is Andrey Rublev vs Nick Kyrgios on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Andrey Rublev vs Nick Kyrgios? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Andrey Rublev vs Nick Kyrgios? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Nick Kyrgios beat Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

ANDREY RUBLEV

  • Andrey Rublev was in control in his second-round match with Gilles Simon but the Frenchman was forced to retire after losing the first set 6-2.
  • The rain delays on Wednesday will have adversely affected many players in the draw but Simon’s retirement has given 21-year-old Rublev a slight advantage in the fitness department.
  • The world number 43 still has some way to go to emulate his quarter-finals exit at this tournament back in 2017 but he has reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2018 Australian Open.

NICK KYRGIOS

  • Nick Kyrgios looks to have settled nicely into the US Open after a more controlled and measured straight-sets victory over Antoine Hoang in the second round.
  • The 24-year-old had his serve broken twice by Hoang but was never close to losing a set and posted 24 aces along the way, with remarkably consistent stats on his first and second serve.
  • Kyrgios beat Andrey Rublev in his foe’s native Moscow last year in three sets and while this is a good marker for how this match could go, Rublev is a different opponent this season.

THE PREDICTION

This should be one of the most popular matches to watch at Flushing Meadows in the third round and could certainly be a blockbuster between two unorthodox and exciting young players. Kyrgios has looked imperious at times so far at this tournament, but Andrey Rublev must not be underestimated after conquering Roger Federer in recent times, and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round here. Rublev is exactly the kind of player that Kyrgios can frustrate himself over. The Russian has an excellent defence, is often fearless in his shot-making, and can definitely take a set or two from the Aussie. It might be a cliché, but this match will hinge on Kyrgios’ ability to control his emotions when Rublev is on top. This could go to four or five and both could win it. Kyrgios in four or Rublev in five.

TSZ Latest