The quarter-finals at the ATP Adelaide International 2020 will be on Thursday, January 16th. Get the latest Andrey Rublev v Dan Evans & Lloyd Harris v Pablo Carreno Busta tips, previews and live streams below among other matches.
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Dan Evans v Andrey Rublev Predictions & Preview
Andrey Rublev and Dan Evans have met once before, which was in the qualifying phase of Indian Wells, in 2019, with Rublev winning in straight sets.
It has been a positive last few months for both players as they have reached career high rankings. Rublev has broken into the top 20 and Evans is now ranked just outside the top 30 in the ATP rankings.
Being ranked outside the top 500 in the world at the start of 2019, a number of consistent performances in 2019, including being runner-up at the Delray Beach Open saw Evans move up to being Britain’s number one player. 2020 has got off to a good start for him with strong showings at the inaugural ATP Cup.
Rublev returned to the tour after injuries in the second half of 2019 and has been in good form since, winning the Kremlin Cup and defeating several higher ranked players. 2020 has also looked good for him thus far, with him winning the Qatar Open in Doha last week.
Both players have been in good form this week as well and this promises to be an exciting encounter. A clash between the running forehand of Rublev and the single handed backhand of Evans awaits; expect Rublev to inch through in a three-setter.
Tip: Rublev to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click here to get these odds with Unibet)
Pablo Carreno Busta v Lloyd Harris Predictions & Preview
This is the first meeting between Pablo Carreno Busta and Lloyd Harris.
World number 30 Pablo Carreno Busta started his 2020 season at the ATP Cup where he played a crucial doubles role for Spain, despite falling short at the final hurdle in the title-round against Serbia led by Novak Djokovic.
After a strong 2017, breaking into the top 10, it was a year and half of poor form and injuries for the Spaniard, who returned to form with positive results during the latter part of 2019.
South African Lloyd Harris first broke onto the scene by winning the first set against Roger Federer at the 2019 Wimbledon opener. He has since looked to improve his form and results and looked in good touch at the inaugural ATP Cup last week.
Harris has topped it this week with convincing victories here in Adelaide against Cristian Garin and Laslo Djere in the previous two rounds.
A contrasting clash between the workman-like Busta game and the powerful Harris playing style. On current form, the match could go either way, but expect Busta’s experience to assist him prevail in a decider.
Tip: Busta to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click here to get these odds with Unibet)
Albert Ramos Vinalos v Tommy Paul Predictions & Preview
This is the first meeting between Spanish veteran Albert Ramos-Vinalos and American qualifier Tommy Paul.
Tommy Paul has been in surprisingly good form, winning both his qualifiers and in turn defeating Chilean favorite Nicolas Jarry as well. He has continued his good form in the first two rounds defeating seasoned Aljaz Bedene and Pablo Cuevas. With a relatively scanty top half of the draw, he will be looking for a deep run this weekend.
Veteran Ramos-Vinalos is not on his favorite surface but has the solidity and consistency that can see him perform at par on most surfaces. He has been pushed but come out strong against both Jordan Thompson and Jaume Munar.
A clash between youth and experience; this match could go either way and will be decided by a few points.
The American is in good touch and the surface suits him- expect him to scrape through in athree-setter.
Tip: Paul to win in three sets : 7/2 (Click here to get these odds with Unibet)
Alex Bolt v Felix Auger-Aliassime Predictions & Preview
Aussie wild card Alex Bolt plays young Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarter-finals of the Adelaide International. This is the first meeting between both players.
Young sensation Felix Auger-Aliassime has been ranked as high as number 17 in the world very early in his career. 2019 was a successful year for the Canadian with three ATP finals and breaking into the top 20 in the rankings.
He also scalped some big names on the tour of the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios among others. He was an integral part of the Canadian team that qualified for the Davis Cup final against Spain.
Although 2020 did not get off to the best of starts for Auger-Aliassime on the Canadian team at the ATP Cup, he will be looking to set the record straight here in Adelaide, in time for the Australian Open. He looked in good form in his opener, after a bye against another Aussie James Duckworth.
Wild card Australian Alex Bolt has not met with much success on the tour in recent years but looked in good touch in familiar conditions to defeat the in-form German Lennard Struff in straight sets.
Despite Bolt being in form, expect a relatively routine straight sets win for Auger-Aliassime.
Tip: Auger -Aliassime to win in straight sets: 1/1 (Click here to get these odds with Unibet)