The last match of Wednesday at the Thiem 7 demonstration tournament in Kitzbuhel will be played after 9.15 pm, between the hosts’ representative – Dominic Thiem (3 ATP) and Andrey Rublev (14 ATP) from Russia.
A spectacular match is announced, between two explosive players, in excellent shape in 2020, both before and after quarantine.
Dominic Thiem: Team form, news and statistics
Dominic (26 years old) is the most active top athlete in the ATP circuit, with a very large number of matches and events in which he has taken part since leaving quarantine.
He competed in the Austrian Pro Series, where he lost only one match against Ofner, then in the Adria Tour 2, where he won the final, the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, defeated only by Richard Gasquet and then returned to the countryfor other training matches on red slag.
From a physical point of view, Thiem looks very strong, has acquired a fantastic game rhythm and could dominate the official competition season when it resumes, having as main objective the winning of Roland Garros in autumn.
In the first match here, the Austrian won 7-5 7-6 in front of Casper Ruud, after a match in which he went very well with the service of both sides, but the extra experience of the public favorite said the word at key moments.
Andrey Rublev: Team form, news and statistics
Andrey (22 years old) is also in great shape, currently occupies the best place in his career and the Covid-19 pandemic seemed to stop his ascent to the top 10 ATP somewhat.
Rublev won all the games since his return, although yesterday he was quite hesitant against Struff and won with some chance in the supertiebreak of set 3.
Even if the slag is not his favorite surface, the Russian managed to take the first set on this surface of Thiem every time, defeating him in the most recent dispute, after 2 tiebreaks in Hamburg, last year.
All 5 sets between the two, played on slow courts, ended in overtime, 7-5 or 7-6.
Direct match statistics Dominic Thiem v Andrey Rublev
Thiem leads 2-1 in direct confrontations, but lost the last duel, on the clay from Hamburg 2019, score 6-7 6-7.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Dominic Thiem vs Andrey Rublev
I believe that we will have a balanced match, in which the initiative will be taken in turn by both fighters who possess explosive blows, they move excellently with special athletic qualities. Although he is the favorite on paper, Thiem has always had difficulties with the style of play displayed by his younger opponent in Russia. Rublev has 4 consecutive victories since the resumption of informal competitions, at the Adria Tour and here at Kitzbuhel, while Thiem’s series includes 18 victories from 20 post-lockdown matches, played in different conditions and according to special rules (Adria Tour, Austrian championship, Ultimate Tennis Showdown and Thiem 7). For this tip to be green, it is necessary for at least one set of the first 2 to be balanced, to go head to head until overtime.
Bet Tips: Over 19.5 games