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Madrid Open 2024 Final: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Andrey Rublev preview, head-to-head, prediction, live streaming details

Published at :May 4, 2024 at 2:02 PM
Modified at :May 4, 2024 at 2:02 PM
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Mohammed Fazeel


This will be the sixth meeting between both players.

Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev are set to face-off in Sunday’s championship match at the Madrid Open 2024. Auger-Aliassime has reached his maiden ATP Masters 1000 final, following the retirement of Jiri Lehecka seven games into their semifinal match on Friday.

The 30th seed Lehecka, who withdrew from Monte-Carlo and Barcelona last month, had to contend with back pain during the night session semifinal.

A former No. 6 in the ATP Rankings, Auger-Aliassime has the opportunity to claim the biggest title of his career on Sunday at Madrid’s Caja Magica.

Rublev, who defeated Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3, is experiencing a resurgence, having reached his first final since January and his first at the Madrid Masters. The Russian, aiming to win his second career Masters title, proved too much for Fritz, securing victory over the American in just 72 minutes.

The win signifies a return to form for Rublev, who arrived in Madrid following four consecutive tour-level defeats. A victory in Sunday’s final would secure Rublev his second ATP title of the season, following his triumph at the Hong Kong Open in January.

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Andrey Rublev Match Details

Date: May 5th, Sunday.

Time: TBD

Venue: Manzanares Park Tennis Center, Madrid.

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Andrey Rublev – Preview

Despite a shortage of on-court action for Auger-Aliassime, he has shown glimpses of his form that propelled him to World No. 6 in the ATP Rankings. He overcame in-form Norwegian Casper Ruud in straight sets in the fourth round and is making his first final since Basel in October 2023. 

Auger-Aliassime’s first Masters 1000 final appearance will bring with it a significant boost when the revised ATP Rankings are announced on Monday. As of now, Auger-Aliassime has climbed 15 spots to No. 20 in the rankings. A rise to World No. 17 is on the cards if he can beat Rublev on Sunday.

Andrey Rublev, too, is on the move once again after having fallen out of the top five in March. The Russian will inch closer to regaining lost ground with a title run and will rise to World No. 6 if he takes the win on Sunday.

Head-to-Head

Matches – 5

Andrey Rublev – 4

Felix Auger-Aliassime – 1

Andrey Rublev holds the lead over Felix Auger-Aliassime in their head-to-head with four wins to Auger-Aliassime’s one. The only win for the Canadian came in 2022 in Rotterdam. Coincidentally, Rublev’s last triumph against Auger-Aliassime was at the 2024 Rotterdam Open.

Where and how to watch the live streaming and TV broadcast of the 2024 Madrid Open final between Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev in India?

The 2024 ATP Masters Madrid Open Final between Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network in India.

Tennis fans can catch the live telecast of the match on Sony Sports Ten 5 SD/HD channels. The network’s streaming service, SonyLiv, will make the match available on their app and website.

Prediction

Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev will both be looking to come away victorious in what is their maiden final appearance at the ATP Masters 1000 event in the Spanish capital.   

Rublev’s start to the clay court season was not quite what he would have been hoping for. He failed to defend his title in Monte Carlo after a second round exit. But, he has turned the tables in Madrid opening his campaign with a 6-1 6-4 win over Facundo Bagnis after receiving a bye in the first round, followed by a tight two-setter against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 (10), 6-4 to move into the fourth round. 

An easy win against Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 6-4, a triumph against title hopeful Carlos Alcaraz in a three-set thriller 4-6 6-3 6-2, followed by a 6-4 6-3 win over Taylor Fritz paved the way to reach the final at the ATP Madrid Open. 

Rublev will be a confident man when he walks onto the court for his final against Auger-Aliassime. While the Canadian edged past fifth seed Casper Ruud in the Round of 16, he has also benefitted from walkovers and retirements. 

Retirements by Jakub Mensik in the third round and Jiri Lehecka in the semifinals, along with a walkover by Jannik Sinner in the last eight handed the Canadian an easy path to the final.  

He trails Rublev in their head-to-head having also lost four of his five meetings with the Russian – his sole win coming in 2022 in Rotterdam. 

Rublev has since avenged that defeat by beating Auger-Aliassime in Rotterdam earlier this season. The Russian has a relatively better record in Madrid (7-3) than Auger-Aliassime’s 5-4.

Result: Andrey Rublev to win in three sets.

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