Matteo Berrettini vs. Andrey Rublev 9/7/20 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Andrey Rublev vs. Matteo Berrettini - 2020 US Open Fourth Round
Monday, September 7 2020
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Matteo Berrettini meets Andrey Rublev in the fourth round of the 2020 US Open in what will be an exact rematch of last year's fourth round between these two players. Will the result be the same and Berrettini will absolutely dominate, or will Rublev turn things around this year?
Matteo Berrettini has been in superb form here at the US Open absolutely dominating all of his opponents. In his prior match, Berrettini just controlled the match against Casper Ruud from start to finish. Berrettini's serve and massive forehand allows him to dictate play and push his opponents off the court in order to then come up to the net and dominate. Berrettini will have the confidence to take this tournament in his hands as he knows he can beat anyone and everyone left in the tournament, especially with Novak Djokovic out of the mix. Berrettini will come out here with a lot of confidence and take the match to Rublev.
Andrey Rublev has been the third best player on tour this year in my opinion after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Rublev has already won 2 titles this year and he will know that if he keeps playing and giving it his all here he might just win the biggest title of his career. Rublev absolutely demolished Salvatore Caruso in the third round, winning 6-0/6-4/6-0 in just under an hour and a half. Rublev is confident, moves incredibly around the court and has a sniper serve. It will be hard for anyone to stop the Russian here in New York.
This will be the fifth meeting between both players, with Matteo Berrettini leading the head to head 3-1. Matteo Berrettini won their match last year here in the fourth round of the 2019 US Open and I think this one is going to be a tighter encounter. Berrettini is not at the same level he was last year, even though he is still playing at a top 10 level, but Rublev has improved exponentially since then. I think Rublev comes through here because of his speed and absolutely relentless game.