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In the second round of the Madrid Open 2023, former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka will take on the reigning Monte Carlo Masters champion Andrey Rublev. Both players come into this match with a point to prove in what promises to be an exciting encounter. Read our ATP Madrid Open predictions in this article.
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Stan Wawrinka vs Andrey Rublev – Match Predictions
Andrey Rublev to Win
Rublev will likely continue his impressive form on clay when he faces Wawrinka in the second round of the Madrid Open 2023. The Russian has been in outstanding form on the red surface, winning his first-ever Masters 1000 title at Monte Carlo and finishing as runner-up at Banja Luka. On the other hand, Wawrinka has struggled to find consistency this year and barely managed to scrape through his first-round match in Madrid against Maxime Cressy. Rublev should claim passage to the next round at Wawrinka’s expense.
2-0 to Andrey Rublev
Wawrinka may have made a return to the Madrid Masters, but he has yet to find his form on clay. Meanwhile, Andrey Rublev has been dominant on the surface in 2023, winning the Monte Carlo Masters and finishing as the runner-up in Banja Luka. Rublev’s strong clay court game and impressive form make it highly probable that he will win this match against Wawrinka in straight sets.
Stan Wawrinka vs Andrey Rublev Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.
Stan Wawrinka returned to the Madrid Masters after a four-year break and won his opening match against Cressy. However, he was made to sweat by the American, toiling hard to overcome him in a three-set affair. The former French Open champion has made it to the second round in his previous two Masters events in 2023, beating Miomir Kecmanovic in Indian Wells and playing well in a loss to Taylor Fritz in Monte Carlo.
Although his overall performance in the first four months of 2023 has been subpar, he has achieved some impressive results such as reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals, winning the Monte Carlo Masters, and finishing as runner-up in Banja Luka. On clay, Rublev has won 8 matches and lost only 1 and will try to defend his quarterfinal points from last year’s Madrid Masters.
Stan Wawrinka vs Andrey Rublev Head to Head
Duels between Wawrinka and Rublev have gone in one, in favour of the Swiss star. Rublev is trailing 1-3 in their H2H meetings and will be looking to get some parity against the veteran ace.
- 08/12/22 Stan Wawrinka won 2-1 (Exhibition, Hard)
- 05/11/20 Stan Wawrinka won 2-1 (Paris, Hard)
- 14/08/19 Andrey Rublev won 2-0 (Cincinnati, Hard)
- 06/01/16 Stan Wawrinka won 2-0 (Chennai, Hard)
Stan Wawrinka vs Andrey Rublev Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts not before 12:00 GMT on 28 April.
- What is the prize money for Madrid Open? ATP Madrid Open’s total prize money stands at €7,705,780.
- Where can I watch Madrid Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom
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