Ninth seed Andrey Rublev will take on 19th seed Denis Shapavalov in the third round of the US Open on Saturday.
Rublev won championships in Belgrade, Dubai, and Marseille to get the year off to a quick start. He hasn’t advanced to another final on the circuit since that time, though. The Serbian Laslo Djere gave the Russian a tough time in the first round of the US Open, but the Russian prevailed in five sets, going 7-6(5), 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, and 6-4. He defeated Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea in the second round with precision, winning in straight sets to go to an exciting matchup with Shapovalov.
Contrarily, Shapovalov is having a typical season by his standards, winning 21 games while losing 18. The Canadian has performed poorly in the Majors, with the exception of the Australian Open, where he reached the quarterfinals. In both of his matches at the US Open, Shapovalov was challenged, but he persevered. Marc-Andrea Huesler need five sets to defeat him, and Roberto Carballes Baena required four sets to defeat him despite his tattered appearance.
Denis Shapovalov vs Andrey Rublev Match Details
Tournament: US Open
Date: September 3 2022
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Round: Round of 32
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $60,102,000
Denis Shapovalov vs Andrey Rublev Head-to-Head Record
The duo have squared off four times, with the head-to-head tied at 2-2.
Denis Shapovalov vs Andrey Rublev Prediction
This is a tough match to call as both players have a similar approach. But considering Shapovalov’s lack of confidence at the moment, expect Rublev to win the big moments and make his way through to the Round of 16.
Prediction: Rublev to win in 4
Denis Shapovalov Last three performances
- US Open: Round of 64- b. Carballes Baena 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
- US Open: Round of 128- b. Huesler 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 16- l. Medvedev 5-7, 5-7
Andrey Rublev Last three performances
- US Open: Round of 64- b. Kwon 6-3, 6-0, 6-4
- US Open: Round of 128- b. Djere 7-6(5), 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 16- l. Fritz 7-6(4), 2-6, 5-7
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV