Alexander Zverev vs. Andrey Rublev
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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German tennis superstar Alexander Zverev has reached the fourth round of the 2020 Australian Open. At this stage of the event, Zverev will play against Andrey Rublev from Russia.
Andrey Rublev is an extremely talented player and he has shown his quality at this event. In the previous round, Andrey Rublev defeated David Goffin in 4 sets. It was a modest start to the fixture for Rublev as he lost the opening set but the Russian player fought back strongly as he won the final 3 sets and the match. During the win, Andrey Rublev impressed with his receiving as he won 40% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. While the receiving was strong, Rublev struggled with his serve as he lost 5 service games. Andrey Rublev must improve his serving if he wishes to compete with Alexander Zverev.
Looking at his opponent, Alexander Zverev has looked very impressive at this tournament. Zverev defeated Fernando Verdasco in straight sets in the previous round. It was a dominant display by Alexander Zverev as he only lost 8 games in the entire match. During the win, Alexander Zverev won 92% of his service games and 6 return games. The receiving was very strong from Alexander Zverev as he won close to 50% of his return points. There are big expectations on Alexander Zverev as he is expected to soon win a Grand Slam title. Zverev is looking in outstanding touch and he will definitely be challenging for the title.
Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev have played each other 3 times in the past with Zverev winning on all 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 at the Shanghai Masters where Alexander Zverev won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. Zverev is the stronger player and he has an outstanding record against Rublev. The momentum is with Alexander Zverev and I see him winning this match in straight sets.