Andrey Rublev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

Andrey Rublev has never made a significant result at the Italian Open and that is an additional motive for him to go deep in the tournament. Davidovich Fokina has proven to be a tough opponent for the Russian in the past.

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Andrey Rublev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina – Match Predictions

Both players are having a good season and they are in their prime. Rublev is the favorite to win given his form and previous matches against Davidovich Fokina but the Spaniard will not be easy to beat.

Andrey Rublev to win

Rublev is playing great lately and he is the type of player that fights until the last breath. Davidovich Fokina will be a dangerous opponent but just like before, Rublev will have that extra shot that will make the difference and get him through to the last 16.

Andrey Rublev 2-1

Davidovich Fokina has won a set in both of the previous matches against Rublev and he definitely knows how to attack him. There will be many long relays in this match by two players who can go up and down the court. Rublev will prevail at the end but Davidovich Fokina will win a set.

Andrey Rublev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Preview

Rublev is one of the top seeds in the tournament and he has shown many times this season that he can beat anybody. Just like him, Davidovich Fokina is also known as a plyer who leaves everything on the court and that attitude will make this match a special one.

Andrey Rublev

Rublev is ranked 6th in the ATP rankings, one spot lower than his career-high. The Russian is 24-10 for the season and 11-2 on clay. In the previous round he defeated Alex Molcan by 6-3, 6-4. Last week in Madrid, Rublev lost to Karen Khachanov in the round of 16. He already won one Masters title on clay this season by defeating Holger Rune in the Monte Carlo final. Rublev’s best result in Rome is the quarterfinal in 2021 when he lost to Lorenzo Sonego.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Davidovich Fokina is currently 34th in the ATP rankings, with his career-best being at No. 24. The Spaniard is 17-12 for the season and 5-4 on clay. In the first round in Rome, he defeated Guido Pella by 6-0, 7-6. Last week in Madrid, Davidovich Fokina made it to the round of 16 where he lost to Borna Coric in the decisive tie-break. He played five quarterfinals this season but did not go any further than that. This is the first time for him to make it to the third round in Rome.

Andrey Rublev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Head to Head

Rublev leads the all-time head to head 2-0 against Davidovich Fokina. They met earlier this year in Dubai where the Russian won 1-6, 7-6, 7-6. Their first match took place at the French Open in 2020 and Rublev won 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Rome Masters / Italian Open

Andrey Rublev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Monday, May 15 at 11:30 GMT
  • Venue: The match will be played on Pietrangeli in Rome
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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