2020 Australian Open – Andrey Rublev vs Alexander Zverev Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Andrey Rublev vs Alexander Zverev taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Andrey Rublev vs Alexander Zverev on and what time does it start? Monday 27th January, 2020 – not before 07:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Andrey Rublev vs Alexander Zverev? Cloudy, 19c

What channel is Andrey Rublev vs Alexander Zverev on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Andrey Rublev vs Alexander Zverev in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Andrey Rublev vs Alexander Zverev? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev? Alexander Zverev beat Andrey Rublev 6-0, 7-6

THE LOWDOWN

ANDREY RUBLEV

  • Andrey Rublev lost the first set of his third round match with 11th-seed David Goffin but then upped his level to come through in four in a well-contested tie with the Belgian.
  • The 22-year-old world number 16 looks like he will break the top 10 on tour this year and is unbeaten so far in 2020, riding a 15-match winning streak since the Davis Cup finals.
  • This looks like the right time in Rublev’s blossoming career to get a first win over Alexander Zverev, having lost to the German in all three of their previous matches.

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • World number seven Alexander Zverev is quietly going about a convincing run at the Australian Open and added Fernando Verdasco to his now three straight-sets victories here.
  • The German’s first serve has been in particularly good shape as the rounds progress and he made 15 aces against Verdasco to add to his 18 from the first two rounds.
  • 22-year-old Zverev lost to Milos Raonic at this stage of the Australian Open last year and at the same stage of the other hard-court Grand Slam, the US Open, to Diego Schwartzman.

THE PREDICTION

While Andrey Rublev is yet to take a set from Alexander Zverev, the youngest of Russia’s talented trio looks in the form of his life and will be incredibly tough to beat this time. David Goffin took the first set from the unorthodox youngster before he came back masterfully and, while Zverev has not conceded a set yet, Rublev can battle all the way to a first career victory over the German.

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