Jannik Sinner vs Alexander Bublik - 2021 Miami Open Quarter-Finals
Wednesday March 31st, 2021 / 3:00pm EST
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Jannik Sinner (21) of Italy will face Kazakh Alexander Bublik (32) in the Quarter-Finals of the 2021 Miami Open. The match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday March 31st, 2021 at approximately 3:00pm EST.
This is sure to be an exciting match between two of the most exciting players on the ATP Tour. Young star Jannik Sinner is calm and collected with an aggressive game. Alexander Bublik is as unpredictable as he is talented. Who will get the win here and advance to their first Masters-1000 Semi-Final here at the 2021 Miami Open?
Jannik Sinner has long been considered a future superstar of the ATP Tour. At only 19 years of age, he is ranked a career-high #28 in the world and his career trajectory is pointing firmly up. He has an outstanding upset win over Karen Khachanov in the Third Round before dismantling Emil Ruusuvuori in the Round of 16. He displayed controlled aggression throughout, dominating his opponent from the baseline with some serious power hitting. While he has a huge game, his biggest asset is his temperament and he is able to remain focused in even the most difficult of situations. He enters this match as the slight favorite, and nerves are not likely to get the better of him here as he seeks to reach the Semi-Finals here at the 2021 Miami Open.
Alexander Bublik is currently ranked #43 in the ATP rankings and has been outstanding thus far here at the 2021 Miami Open. Normally struggling to keep his focus for long periods of time and letting his temper getting the best of him, he has controlled himself for the most part, allowing his outstanding talents do the talking. After breezing through the first two rounds over Laslo Djere and JAmes Duckworth, he was severely put to the test by Taylor Fritz, winning in three tight sets. His talent was never in question, and while he enters this match as the slight underdog he certainly has the game to win here.
This is set to be a very tight match between two very talented players. Both men are equally capable of getting the victory here but I am going with Jannik Sinner. He was my dark-horse candidate to win the title here and I expect him to advance to the Semi-Finals here at the 2021 Miami Open. Bublik has a very solid game but the young Italian has a gear that he just doesn't have, and I expect him to win in two tight sets, possibly three.