Jeremy Chardy vs. Andrey Rublev - 2021 Rotterdam Open Quarter-Final
Friday, March 5th 2021
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Andrey Rublev (4) meets Jeremy Chardy in the quarter finals of the 2021 Rotterdam Open on Friday, March 5th 2021.
Will Jeremy Chardy continue to cause upsets here at the Rotterdam Open, or will Andrey Rublev steady the ship here and get himself into yet another semi final of an ATP 500 tournament?
Jeremy Chardy put on a great performance in the second round, causing the upset by beating the No.6 seed, David Goffin, in straight sets 7-6/7-6. Chardy is not really thought of as a great player anymore and this is a shock as he can always put on incredible performances when you least expect him. Chardy knows he has played some great tennis here at the Rotterdam Open, but he also knows that he will have to play even better in this quarter final if he is go get anything out of one of the toughest opponents in tennis, Andrey Rublev.
Andrey Rublev cruised through his second round match, beating Andy Murray in straight sets 7-5/6-2. Rublev was putting in the effort from the get go in that match as he knew that Andy Murray would try a lot of different things to potentially cause the upset. Rublev is now on a 17-match winning streak at ATP 500 level and he will want to continue this run to ensure he wins his 4th ATP 500 title in a row. Can Rublev continue to dominate, or will a potential upset be up for grabs here in Rotterdam?
This is going to be the 7th meeting between both players, with Andrey Rublev leading the head to head 5-1. Unfortunately for Jeremy Chardy, he will not be able to cause the upset in this match. Andrey Rublev is just playing tennis from another planet at the moment, and he will not let anyone lower ranked than him stop him in his tracks. I do expect a tight match as Chardy is great at returning second serves, but at the end of the day Andrey Rublev should get the job done in straight sets here and book his spot to the semi finals.