Andrey Rublev v Ilya Ivashka Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for St. Petersburg Open 2021: Top Seed Tipped to Beat Dangerous Opponent

Andrey Rublev v Ilya Ivashka Live Streaming, Prediction
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World No. 6, and number one seed, Andrey Rublev of Russia, will take on Ilya Ivashka of Belarus, the world number 46, in the second round of the 2021 St. Petersburg Open on Wednesday, October 27. Get the live streaming options of this Andrey Rublev v Ilya Ivashka match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Andrey Rublev v Ilya Ivashka Head to Head

The pair have played each other once before, in this same tournament two years ago, Rublev winning in three sets.

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Rublev Looking to End 2021 on a High

It has been another fine season for Rublev, who will be playing in the ATP finals for the second successive year in a few weeks’ time in Turin.

Not only did he win the gold medal in the Mixed Doubles at the Olympics with partner Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, but he also won his eighth career title in Rotterdam, and has reached three other finals, including that of two Masters events, Monte Carlo, and Cincinnati.

And, with partner Aslan Karatsev, he won the doubles at the Qatar Open, and finished runners-up at Indian Wells.

He is looking for a strong finish to the year, especially playing in front of a home crowd, and will be looking to make up for the disappointment of Moscow last week, where he was also the top seed, but lost his opening round match to Adrian Mannarino of France in three sets.

Ivashka Breezes Past Serb

Ivashka will be one of those players who do not want the year to end after by far the best season of his career, with highlights including reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon, reaching the semi-final in Munich, and then lifting his first senior ATP trophy at Winston-Salem.

That combined with a  solid record of performances in all the other tournaments have helped propel the 27-year old into the top 50 in the world for the first time.

And he made a good start to his latest campaign in St. Petersburg with a comfortable win over Laslo Djere of Serbia, the world number 52, in the first round on Tuesday.

The first seven games of the match went with serve but then two successive breaks were enough toot give the Belarussian the set.

He then broke again midway through the second set, saved two break points on his own serve, and then underlined his dominance with a further break to close out the match.

Rublev v Ivashka Prediction and Tip

Ivashka is a dangerous opponent but, despite his young age, Rublev is an experienced competitor now and, having lost first time out on Russian soil last week, will be desperate to avoid a repeat.

Tip: Rublev to win in straight sets: 1/2 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2021 St. Petersburg Open will be played from October 25 to 31. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

About Andy Dalziel 1214 Articles
Andy is English but a long time resident of Cyprus. When not writing about tennis and other sports, he is also a Chartered Accountant. In his spare moments, he spends more time than is healthy worrying about his beloved Arsenal.

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