Richard Gasquet vs. Andrey Rublev - 2021 Doha Open Second Round
Wednesday, March 10th 2021
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Andrey Rublev (3) meets Richard Gasquet in the second round of the 2021 Doha Open on Wednesday, March 10th 2021.
Will Andrey Rublev continue to dominate the ATP Tour, or will Richard Gasquet be able to cause what would be a very shocking upset in this second round encounter in Doha?
Richard Gasquet cruised through his first round match here in Doha, beating Blaz Rola in straight sets 6-4/6-4. Gasquet has not been able to reach the levels we once used to see him play at since his return from injury a couple of years ago, however, he is still highly entertaining in the way he plays his flamboyant style of tennis. Gasquet will want to get some momentum going in 2021, but he has to face the most in form man at the moment, Andrey Rublev. Can Richard Gasquet be able to cause the upset here and book his spot in the quarter finals?
Andrey Rublev looks to continue impressing everyone as he comes to play in Doha right after winning his 8thcareer title and 4th consecutive ATP 500 title on Sunday in Rotterdam. Rublev is making even more inroads in the ATP Tour in 2021, which is incredible impressive. Rublev is too powerful on the court and he hits the ball with such accuracy. Rublev will be looking at the draw and knows that if he is in form, he can easily make his way to the semi finals where he will most likely meet Dominic Thiem. Can Rublev continue his incredible run of form here, or will fatigue play any part in his time here in Doha?
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and I expect this to be a very easy victory for the Russian Andrey Rublev. Richard Gasquet could have beaten Rublev when he was in his prime, but that prime is far gone nowadays. Andrey is the man of the moment and he is filled with confidence. Rublev will want to defend his title here in Doha and beating Richard Gasquet is the first thing he needs to check off his list as he does just that.