AO 2021 QF: Daniil Medvedev (4) vs Andrey Rublev (7)

Who wins?


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aldeayeah

Legend
Top Russian duel!

Med is the favorite and owns the H2H (Rublev hasn't beaten him since their junior days and then only once, apparently), but Rublev has been looking pretty good against some admittedly inferior oppostion.

Who wins? I say Medvedev in 4.
 

WhiskeyEE

G.O.A.T.
The match at USO was pretty close. Rublev had a lapse in the 2nd set after losing the 1st set TB, but besides that it was dead even.

Med is the favourite here again, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Rublev win. Not sure who prefers this surface more.
 
Medvedev owns Rublev, who is also a headcase in Slams. So Meddy in straights.
Rublev was already being Rublev halfway through the 2nd set today. He is a lot like Medvedev on court, but Medvedev is better at pulling it back and focusing on winning. I see their match for much the same way as USO 2020.
 

Gazelle

G.O.A.T.
I don't know if anyone else has mentioned it, but this is Andrey's third consecutive (fourth overall) major quarterfinal. He's becoming quite consistent near the top of the tennis pyramid.
He's good at anything that doesn't earn more than 500 points.
 

TennisIcon

Rookie
Rublev was already being Rublev halfway through the 2nd set today. He is a lot like Medvedev on court, but Medvedev is better at pulling it back and focusing on winning. I see their match for much the same way as USO 2020.
Rublev and Medvedev are so much alike. They are both so susceptible to flying off the handle but with Rublev it comes from the littlest things and he‘s so hyperfocused on winning every single point. Medvedev at least it will come after a long stretch of things going wrong and he’s usually able to real himself back in.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Rublev, if you wanna beat Med, now is not the time. So please, hold on until yiur next meeting with him. Don't be a party pooper because you're only going to screw everything up.

Go down in sttaights like a good boy. Just this time. Thanks.
 

Yugram

Legend
Hard to say. If Rublev doesn’t choke, then toss up in 5, as neither are in noteworthy form. But Rublev probably will choke, so Medvedev in 3. One more match before exposure.
 
I'm super pumped for it. Match is behind schedule due to consecutive 3 setters by the ladies.
What do you feel? I am a little wary. Rublev is a strong aggressive player. Can trouble Medvedev a lot on the surface.

I think the match won't be clear until first two sets.
 

JJGUY

Hall of Fame
H2H Med leads 3 to zero, all 3 meetings (in the last 2 seasons) were on hard courts, and he never lost a set. Even in the only challenger they met in 2016, he won in straight sets.
 
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