For Philip, the tournament in Dubai will be the fifth of the season. In Pune, the Serb reached the third round where he lost to Bonzi. Then Philip flew out of the Australian Open after the first round, defeated Karatsev in Montpellier, but lost to Sonego. In Marseille, the Serbian lost in the first round to Bublik, who was on a 10-game losing streak at the time. We would like to inform you that not only geography changed for Krajnović in Dubai, a Serb from France flew to the United Arab Emirates, but also the conditions of the tournament. The games in Montpellier and Marseille are indoor, while in Dubai they are played outdoors, which is clearly a minus for betting on the Serbian.

For Rublev, the tournament in Dubai is second only to Doha in the Arabian Peninsula. In Qatar, the world’s fifth racket defeated Grikspur but lost to Lehechka in three sets. In general, last week’s performance of the Russian cannot be called successful, but it is obvious that the tournament in the United Arab Emirates is the most important for Andrei in this period. It is here that Rublev will try to show the maximum and defend the title. Do not forget that not only rating points are at stake, but also the status of the country’s first racket, because Medvedev almost came close to Rublev.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Fili Krajnovic 67 7 3 4
Andrei Rublev 5 10 5 5

The guys have played each other five times, 3:2 in favor of the Serb, but despite this, Rublev is a clear favorite in the pair. Filip defeated Andrey at tournaments in Moscow in 2017, Rotterdam in 2020 and Rome in 2022. Rublev Brad won the Davis Cup in 2019 and here in Dubai in 2020.

Rublev is motivated to win the tournament as much as possible, it is important for Andrey to get off to a good start in Dubai as they have many matches ahead of them and very strong opponents. This year the tournament is really representative, for example with Novak Djokovic. Rublev had practiced playing in Doha, while Krainowicz came to Dubai from Europe, from Indurs, i.e. from Serbia, he will also have to adapt to local courts. At the same time, let’s not forget that Rublev is also the winner of the last draw, i.e. Andrey’s high motivation is out of the question. We believe that the fifth rocket of the world on Monday will have a certain victory over the opponent.

The main prediction is an exact score of 0:2 for 1.65