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Andrey Rublev is one of the dark-horse candidates to win the Roland Garros. Lorenzo Sonego is still not on the level to be considered as a contender, but the Italian will definitely have a chance in this one.
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Lorenzo Sonego vs Andrey Rublev – Match Predictions
Andrey Rublev -1.5 sets
Rublev is in excellent form this season and this will likely be the first Grand Slam tournament in which he will reach the semifinals at least. The Russian will face Sonego in the third round and the Italian is the one who won their last meeting. Sonego, again will be a tough opponent, but Rublev will find the right play and will be able to win this one without dropping more than one set.
First set over 10.5 games
Both players have a solid serve, and their confidence is sky-high going into the third-round match. Rublev is the favorite, but he will have a lot of work to do to break Sonego. The Italian plays well from the baseline and will be able to hold his serve deep into the opening set, which will go over 10.5 games.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Andrey Rublev Preview
Rublev is having a solid season, and he is among the favorites to win his first Grand Slam title at the French Open. Sonego is also having a good tournament and will not be an easy bite for the Russian.
Sonego is ranked at no. 48 in the world, and his career best is no. 21. The 28-year-old is 14-13 for the season and 6-4 on clay. Just like last year, Sonego has made it to the third round at the French Open. In the opening round, he defeated Ben Shelton 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, and in the second one, Sonego won 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 against Ugo Humbert. Sonego’s best results this season were the quarterfinals in Miami and Dubai.
Rublev is currently ranked 7th in the world, two spots shy of his career high. The Russian is 27-11 for the season and 14-3 on clay. In the opening round of the French Open, Rublev defeated Laslo Djere 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and in the second, he went past Corentin Moutet by 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Rublev’s best result at the French Open is the quarterfinal he reached in 2020 and 2022. This season, he won the tournament in Monte Carlo, defeating Holger Rune in the final.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Andrey Rublev Head to Head
Rublev leads 2-1 in the head to head matches against Sonego. The Italian won the last match 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in Rome in 2021. Rublev won the first two matches, 6-4, 6-4in Vienna in 2020 and 6-3, 7-5 in Cortina in 2016.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Andrey Rublev Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for June 2nd.
- When the French Open men’s final will take place? The men’s final is scheduled for Sunday, June 11th, 2023.
- Has Andrey Rublev ever won a Grand Slam? No, Rublev has never made it deeper than the quarterfinals at any Grand Slam.
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