Marton Fucsovics vs. Andrey Rublev - 2021 Dubai Open Quarter-Finals
Thursday, March 18th 2021
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Andrey Rublev (2) meets Marton Fucsovics in the quarter finals of the 2021 Dubai Open on Thursday, March 18th 2021.
Will Marton Fucsovics be able to cause the upset against the very in form and motivated Andrey Rublev, or will Andrey make his way one step closer to his 5th ATP 500 title in a row?
Andrey Rublev put on a very solid performance in the third round, beating Taylor Fritz in straight sets 6-3/6-1. Rublev is on top of his game and it is great to see him be able to maintain this high level of tennis for a prolonged period of time. Rublev is making history by every match he wins at ATP 500 level, and if he wins his 5th ATP 500 title in a row here, he will definitely show that he is the most consistent out of the young players in the top 10. Rublev will also be more confident now that his biggest competition, Dominic Thiem, has been knocked out of the tournament on Tuesday.
Marton Fucsovics beat Dusan Lajovic in the third round in 3 sets, 6-1/4-6/6-4. Fucsovics was able to play some incredible tennis throughout that match, and he was able to maintain his composure during the very tight and tough moments. Fucsovics will have to drastically improve his level here as he meets Andrey Rublev as anything less than perfect in this match will not be enough to beat the in form Russian. Can Marton Fucsovics get revenge for his loss to Rublev just a few weeks ago in Rotterdam?
This is going to be the 5th meeting between both players, with Rublev leading the head to head 3-2. Both players have played some strong tennis this week, but Andrey Rublev has just been on another level. Fucsovics will have to play to the best of his abilities, and some more, if he is to get anything out of this match. Andrey Rublev will come out here very determined to get this match done as soon as possible and get himself ready for the more important matches later in the tournament as he looks to win the 2021 Dubai Open this week.