Tennis

Andrey Rublev vs Holger Rune Prediction and Odds: Australian Open

Heading into the second week of the Australian Open 2023, and things are starting to heat up. Day seven of the tournament will see Andrey Rublev and Holger Rune meet in the Round of 16, in what’s set to be one of the matches of the day between the fifth and ninth seeds. We look at the betting odds ahead of this clash and break down some of the best bets to make before the start of play on Monday.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Andrey Rublev vs Holger Rune – Match Prediction

Here at Pundit Feed, we love making tennis predictions. Here’s a look at two wagers we’d suggest making on this epic Round of 16 match up:

Holger Rune to Win @ 4/5 (1.80)

This is where the rubber hits the road for both of these players. They’ve been blitzing their way through their respective sections of the draw, without facing any real test yet. That all changes now.

Usually, you’d go with the higher ranked, more experienced player in this kind of match. If you’ve seen any of Holger Rune’s play over the past 12 months though, you’d know this doesn’t really matter to the Dane—just ask Djokovic, when he defeated him in the Paris Masters 1000 final a few months back.

We say Rune will continue his impressive rise to the top of men’s tennis here, and score a win that will solidify this place as a top five favourite in the Australian Open 2023.

Over 39.5 Games Total @ 17/20 (1.85)

This is a great bet to take that hedges against the one above, without necessarily conflicting. On the off chance that Rune isn’t able to get across the line tomorrow, chances are he’ll still make it an epic contest—both of these two players are just in too good form to not make this a contest.

We say that over 39.5 games is a very reasonable bet to make—that’s four competitive sets of tennis, or a five setter if the momentum ebbs and flows.

Andrey Rublev vs Holger Rune Preview

With these two bets in mind, here’s a look at how each man has progressed through the Australian Open 2023 draw so far:

Andrey Rublev

Rublev is a real trooper, and has done well to make a name for himself in the shadow of the Big Three. The Russian has sailed through his first three matches, beating Dominic Thiem, Emil Ruusuvori and Dan Evans for the loss of only one set.

Holger Rune

This time last year, Holger Rune was ranked outside the Top 100 in the world. Now, as the 9th seed, the Danish teenager has steamrolled through his first three matches, not dropping a set on his way to beating Filip Krajinovic, Maxime Cressy and Ugo Humbert.

Andrey Rublev vs Holger Rune Head to Head

Rune leads the pair’s head to head, winning their only encounter en route to his maiden Masters 1000 title in Paris last year, 6-4, 7-5.

Andrey Rublev vs Holger Rune Match Details

Andrey Rublev vs Holger Rune

  • When will the match start? The match is scheduled for Monday the 23rd of January, with the exact time being released shortly.
  • On which court will the match be played? This information has not been released yet.
  • Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery.

About the author

Bren Gray

Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and breaking news here at Pundit Feed.