Australian Open Alexander suffered a loss, being knocked out of the tournament after the second round against American Mmo. The German then played two matches for the national team at the Davis Cup, two matches at the tournament in Rotterdam and one duel in Doha. Defeat after defeat, but in Dubai Zverev is doing well so far, three wins in three matches and only one first round loss since Lehechka. In addition to the Czech, Sasha eliminated O’Connell and Sony from the draw. The match with the Italian lasted one hour and 53 minutes, the result of the duel was 7:5, 6:4. Zverev stats in this game: 5/1 aces/doubles, 84%/36% serving, 33%/50 receiving, 21/8 winners/executors.

Recall that Rublev is the current winner of the tournament in Dubai, i.e. the local surface is comfortable for Andrei. Recall also that Rublev and Medvedev are fighting for the status of the first racket of their country during their absence, which indicates Andrei’s double motivation for the tournament in general and the upcoming match in particular. Medvedev has an even stronger opponent than Rublev in the semi-finals, so if he defeats the German, Andrei will most likely retain his status and even slightly break away from his rival on points. Let’s move on to Rublev’s results at the tournament in Dubai. So Andrey has three matches – three wins, one lost set with Davidovich Fokin, with the score 2:0, Rublev defeated Krajinovic and Van de Zandshulp. The match against the Dutchman lasted almost two hours, 6:3, 7:6 in favor of Rublev. Andrey’s stats in this match: 9/1 aces/doubles, 77%/68% serve points, 26%/69% tackles, 28/11 winners/executors.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Alexander Zverev 16 12 6 6
Andrei Rublev 6 13 8 5

Rublev and Zverev played each other six times in the Tour de France, 5-1 in favor of the German. Andrey beat Aleksander in Croatia, while Aleksander beat the Russian four times on hard and once on Monte Carlo. It is worth noting that the last personal meeting took place in August 2021, over a year and a half has passed since then.

The tournament in Dubai is the first successful tournament for Zverev in a long time. While Rublev has been constantly in the spotlight lately, it’s not for nothing that the Russian has long been in the top ten of the ATP rankings. Also, the tournament in the UAE is a bit special for Rublev because Andrei won it last season. The statistics of personal meetings do not speak in favor of Andrei, but we drew attention to the fact that the last personal was more than a year and a half ago, since then Rublev has become an order of magnitude more stable tennis player, but Zverev noticeably lost due to injury, and we doubt that now Zverev he is at the top of his form. We believe that Rublev is a bit underrated, we offer the following betting options for this game:

The main prediction is for Rublev to win with a handicap (2.5) at 1.67