Andrey Rublev vs. Filip Krajinovic - 2020 Dubai Open Second Round
Wednesday, February 26 2020
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Andrey Rublev meets Filip Krajinovic in the second-round of the 2020 Dubai Open. Who will book their spot in the quarterfinals?
Andrey Rublev came through a very easy first-round victory against young Italian Lorenzo Musetti, beating the Italian 6-4/6-4. Rublev has had an incredible start to the 2020 season, winning 2 titles already and being one of the top players in the sense of numbers of matches won. Rublev's game is so powerful and quick. Rublev is continuously improving and it is to be sure that 2020 is going to be an incredible year for the Russian. Rublev knows he can compete in these tournaments and he will want to go far and show us that he is one of the most exciting young prospects.
Filip Krajinovic came through a tough 3 set match against Joao Sousa. Krajinovic was very successful in both Montpellier and Rotterdam this year, reaching the semifinals in both tournaments. However, since Rotterdam he has taken a rest and he seems to have lost most of his momentum that he had built up during those tournaments. Krajinovic is a very experienced player, but he is not as talented naturally compared to other players. Krajinovic uses his mental strength and experience to help him get through tough matches.
This will be the fourth meeting between both players. with Krajinovic leading the H2H 2-1. Krajinovic absolutely dominated Rublev a couple weeks ago in Rotterdam, beating the Russian in straight sets. Rublev did not look good in that match and that might be because he had played so much tennis by that time. However, I see Rublev focused here in Dubai, and he will come out and get his revenge on a player who has no right to beat him.
Andrey Rublev to win.