The second semi-final of an ATP 500 tournament at Hamburg, Germany (clay). Two of the most underrated players of this tournament, who managed to prove everyone wrong, will face off against each other tomorrow. To have more insights on this ATP Andrey Rublev vs Pablo Carreno-Busta match please check out the preview below.
21 years old Russian had a great match once again today. Not only did he win against the favored D. Thiem, but he also did it convincingly. Both sets got into the tie break, but there were no doubt in both of them who are playing the most clutch moments better. Rublev left no chance for Thiem with strong forehands that Austrian hasn’t found the answer for. It’s amazing how a guy, who were placed as an underdog in all of his matches at this tournament, has shown such a high level of tennis and reached this stage of the tournament. Rublev has definitely left a good impression today, as not only he played well, he has also stayed calm and strong mentally, what has been his main weakness lately. If he managed to show a similar performance tomorrow, we might very well see this young Russian in the final.
59th ranked Spaniard, who is a lot more experienced, than A. Rublev, has overcome the deficit against the F. Fognini to reach this stage. It was such a roller coaster today as both of the players had their opportunities to close out the match, but Carreno-Busta came out as a winner in the end. The one thing that really comes into the mind is how many unforced errors and unconverted breaking opportunities the Spaniard had. He’s only converted 6 out of 23 breaking opportunities and got really lucky to get away with that. Anyway, the victory today were not as convincing as the one Rublev had and in order to win tomorrow Spaniard will have to play a lot better and unused opportunities might cost him a lot more than it did today.
Andrey Rublev vs Pablo Carreno-Busta H2H
Rublev is leading the H2H by 3 victories to 0.
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