Hubert Hurkacz vs. Andrey Rublev - 2021 Miami Open Semi-Final
Friday, April 2nd 2021
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Andrey Rublev (4) meets Hubert Hurkacz (26) in the semi finals of the 2021 Miami Open on Friday, April 2nd 2021.
Will Hubert Hurkacz continue his form by causing upsets against some of the best players in the world here in Miami, or will Andrey Rublev be one-step closer to his maiden ATP 1000 title?
Hubert Hurkacz showed great determination and composure on Thursday, beating the very in form and one of the title favourites, Stefanos Tsitsipas in 3 sets 2-6/6-3/6-4. Hurkacz was able to play the big points well all throughout the match, and he made sure that during the tight closing moments, he did not give Tsitsipas much to hope for. Hurkacz has been playing great the last two weeks and he will be very confident coming into this match, but he will have to ensure he is at his peak against another in form player in Andrey Rublev.
Andrey Rublev was strong in his quarter final match against Sebastian Korda, beating the up and comer in straight sets 7-5/7-6, making sure he did not give Korda a set to gain some confidence and belief in himself. Rublev is only two wins away from yet another title in 2021 and his biggest title of his career. I strongly believe that Rublev is going to be in the Top 5 by the end of the season, and he will eventually outshine the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and Daniil Medvedev with regards to accomplishments this year. Rublev will come out here very determined.
This is going to be the second meeting between both players, with Hubert Hurkacz having won their only prior encounter. Both players are on top of their game this week in Miami, but I just do not see Hubert Hurkacz causing yet another upset by beating Andrey Rublev. Andrey Rublev is just on another level at the moment, and he will not let anyone stand in his way as he looks to win his maiden Masters 1000 title. This does not mean the match won't be tight, but at the end of the day, Rublev will win.