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Madrid Open 2024: Taylor Fritz vs Andrey Rublev preview, head-to-head, prediction, live streaming details

Published at :May 2, 2024 at 8:46 PM
Modified at :May 2, 2024 at 8:46 PM
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This will be the first meeting between both players this year.

The semifinals are set, with the last four contenders remaining at the Madrid Open 2024. Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz, who were seen as the favourites to win the tournament in the Spanish capital, have been eliminated.

The tennis world is poised to crown a new champion this year. 12th seed Taylor Fritz and seventh seed Andrey Rublev are ready to face-off in the semifinal of the ATP 1000 event, scheduled for Friday. Both tennis stars endured tough matches in their quarterfinals. Taylor Fritz overcame Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo in three sets (6-1, 3-6, 6-3).

Meanwhile, Rublev confronted second seed Carlos Alcaraz, who was defending his title in Madrid. The match began with Alcaraz leading in the first set, but the Russian tennis star mounted a comeback and secured the victory with scores of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Taylor Fritz vs Andrey Rublev match details 

Date: May 3, Friday

Time: TBD

Venue: La Caja Majica, Madrid

Taylor Fritz vs Andrey Rublev Preview

World No. 13 Taylor Fritz made a strong start to the tournament. The American tennis star lost his first set in the quarterfinals, but prior to that, he won all his matches without dropping a single set.

In his opening match at the 2024 Madrid Open, he overcame Italy’s Luciano Darderi with scores of 7-6, 6-4. After defeating Sebastian Baez in the Round of 32, he went up against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz. Despite Hurkacz being the favourite, Fritz managed to break his serve twice and secured the victory in straight sets. In his most recent match, he defeated Francisco Cerundolo to earn a place in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, Andrey Rublev, yet to claim a recognized title in 2024, ended a four-match losing streak by defeating Carlos Alcaraz, who had a 14-match winning streak in Madrid.

Rublev also won all his matches in straight sets leading up to the quarterfinals. He began with a victory over Facundo Bagnis, winning 6-1, 6-4. He then beat Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6, 6-4 in the third round and continued his strong performance by defeating Dutch player Tallon Griekspoor 6-2, 6-4 in the Round of 16.

Head-to-Head

Matches: 8

Taylor Fritz:

Andrey Rublev: 3

The head-to-head stats are in favour of Taylor Fritz, who has won five clashes between both players, the latest being the win at the Laver Cup in 2023, where the 26-year-old defeated Rublev in straight sets.

Where and how to watch live streaming and TV broadcast of Taylor Fritz vs Andrey Rublev, Madrid Open 2024, semi-final match in India?

Indian tennis fans can enjoy the semifinal clash between Taylor Fritz and Andrey Rublev on the Sony Sports Network. The match will be telecast on Sony Sports Ten 5 SD/HD channels. Sony Liv will stream the match for Indian viewers. Additionally, it can also be seen on Tennis TV with a subscription.

Prediction 

Taylor Fritz has been experiencing a golden patch on the clay courts this year. Before entering the Madrid Open, he had been to the final of the Bavarian International, where he eventually lost against Jan-Lennard Struff. 

The American tennis player has stamped a 19-8 (70.4%) win-loss record this year. With just one ATP 1000 title and two semi-final finishes to his name over his career, Fritz will surely look to make his second final at the Madrid Open.

Although Rublev has looked quite comfortable in his matches at the Madrid Open, in his previous two clay court tournaments, first at the Monte-Carlo Masters and then the Barcelona Open, he was eliminated in the initial rounds.

With a 19-9 (67.9%) win-loss record and 17.5% break percentage compared to Fritz’s 23.8%, Rublev looks a bit vulnerable compared to his opponent’s performance so far in the year.

Prediction: Taylor Fritz to win in three sets. 

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