In the Gijon Open quarterfinals on Friday, top seed Andrey Rublev will play fifth seed Tommy Paul.
Rublev has had a successful season thus far, making it to the quarterfinals of the US Open and Roland Garros, and won three titles. At Indian Wells, Rotterdam, Bastad, Washington, and Astana, he also advanced to the semifinals. The Russian arrived in Gijon after falling to Stefanos Tsitsipas in a three-set match in the semifinals of the Astana Open the previous week. He is eager to return to his championship-winning ways in the Spanish city. Ilya Ivashka made the World No. 9 work hard for his victory on Thursday, which came in three sets of 6-3, 5-7, and 6-4.
Over the past year, Tommy Paul has advanced significantly on the circuit. On Stockholm’s indoor hardcourts last year, the 25-year-old experienced his first taste of championship triumph. This season, the American has maintained his momentum, reaching eight further quarterfinals in addition to the Wimbledon Round of 16 and Delray Beach semifinals. The largest of those occurred in the Montreal Masters, which propelled him into the top 30 of the world rankings. Paul’s first tour-level competition since the US Open will take place this week at the Gijon Open. He has already put on a fantastic performance, making it through the first two matches without dropping a set.
Rublev vs Paul Match Details
Tournament: Gijon Open
Date: October 14, 2022
Venue: Gijon, Japan
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $612,000
Rublev vs Paul Head-to-Head Record
In their previous meetings, Rublev and Tommy Paul are up 3-1. Rublev won their first three encounters, but the American won their most recent meeting at Indian Wells in 2021 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Rublev vs Paul Prediction
Rublev could win the match despite Paul’s ability to put him in trouble; these factors include the Russian’s serve and previous record of defeating him repeatedly.
Prediction: Rublev to win in 3
Rublev Last three performances
- Gijon Open: Second round- b. Ivashka 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
- Astana Open: Semifinal- l. Tsitsipas 6-4, 4-6, 3-6
- Astana Open: Quarterfinal- b. Mannarino 6-1, 6-2
Paul Last three performances
- Gijon Open: Second round- b. Alvarez Varona 6-3, 7-6(3)
- Gijon Open: First round- b. Landaluce 6-3, 6-0
- US Open: Third round- l. Ruud 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 7-5, 0-6
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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