Andrey Rublev set to play Jack Draper at US Open 23

Andrey Rublev, ranked eighth in the world, will play Jack Draper in the 2023 US Open's fourth round

(Tennis news) To advance to the third round, when he faced another Frenchman, Arthur Rinderknech, Rublev had to defeat Arthur Cazaux and Gael Monfils. The Russian was able to return to serving after falling behind by a break once in the opening set, but he was unable to do it a second time and lost the match.

When Rublev broke serve in the sixth game of the second game, he took the lead and didn’t relinquish it, winning the set. He won six consecutive games to win the third set, dominating the match.

For the majority of the fourth set, the two successfully returned serves, although Rinderknech began to falter under pressure near the conclusion. At 5-4, Rublev missed three match points, but he broke his rival’s serve in the decisive game to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5.

Draper defeated Hubert Hurkacz and Radu Albot to go to the third round, where he faced Michael Mmoh. The British young team easily won the opening two sets and appeared to be headed for an easy victory.

When Mmoh took a 3-0 lead in the third set and went on to win the set as well, he then turned up the heat. Draper regained control of the match to go up 5-2 as he broke his serve to begin the fourth set. He quickly served out the match to secure a 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory.


Rublev has a 2-0 head-to-head advantage over Draper. At the 2022 Citi Open, he defeated them in straight sets.


Draper is finally demonstrating what he is capable of when he is totally fit after a season marred by injuries. He has now made it to a Major’s fourth round for the first time. The British player made 52 wins overall, compared to 47 unforced errors, including 13 aces.

Rublev performed admirably in the previous round as well. He scored 35 winners to 23 unforced errors and won 80% of the points he served first. The Russian is now attempting to reach his fourth US Open quarterfinal.

Rublev, who has so far triumphed in both of their prior meetings, has been able to match and even surpass Draper’s shotmaking. As for handling his opponent’s left-handed serve, the Russian had no trouble at all.

Rublev’s performance at the US Open has been his finest in a Major, and he has a decent chance of at least reaching the quarterfinal round. The Russian will be expected to defeat Draper, but Draper won’t go down without a fight and may even pull off a surprise.

Andrey Rublev to win in4 sets

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