September 23, 2021 5:07 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Astana Open Quarter-Final – Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka on and what time does it start? Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka will take place on Friday 24th September, 2021 – not before 07:00 (UK)

Where is Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka taking place? Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka will take place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

What surface is Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka being played on? Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka

What channel is Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka on? Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka? Subscribers of Tennis TV can stream Emil Ruusuvuori vs Ilya Ivashka live

THE PREDICTION

World number 52 Ilya Ivashka should be considered one of the favourites to win the Astana Open given his performance at the US Open earlier this month. The 27-year-old is yet to drop a set in two matches against relatively inferior opposition but world number 84 Emil Ruusuvuori will be his first proper test. The 22-year-old started 2021 season off in superb form but he did fall away somewhat over the clay and grass swings. Taking out Astana’s top seed Aslan Karatsev in the round of 16 is no mean feat but the Finn has a clear pedigree on this surface that saw him beat Alexander Zverev at the Miami Open earlier this year. Still, given that Ivashka is in the form of his career, and that he has beaten the Finn twice in straight sets this season on clay and a hardcourt, recently in Winston-Salem, take the Belarussian to win outright here.

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