Tennis tips tonight for Andrey Rublev vs Yannick Hanfmann
Andrey Rublev will play against Yannick Hanfmann in the 1st round of the Australian Open and we got Tennis tips tonight for the matches. The game is on Monday, 8 February, and will not start before 00:30 UK.
Andrey Rublev world number 8 played in the ATP Cup for his country in Australia. He won all of his matches in the tournament so far and Russia will play in the final against Italy on Sunday. First, Rublev beat Guido Pella 6-1, 6-2, and the next day Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 6-3. In the ½ finals, his opponent was Jan-Lennard Struff and for the first time, Andrey lost a set but won 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. This was the first tournament for the Russian since the ATP Finals in London last year where he made his debut. He lost his first two matches in the tournament against Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas but beat Dominic Thiem in his final clash.
Yannick Hanfmann world number 101 played at Great Ocean Road Open. However, he was beaten in the first round by Mario Vilella Martinez in straight sets. Before that, the German played in the Paris Masters qualifications last year but didn’t advance to the first round after beating Bernabe Zapata Miralles but then lost from Federico Delbonis. Hanfmann didn’t reach also the 1st round in the Astana Open where he was beaten by Damir Dzumhur. His form is not great and it will be a miracle if he even won a set against Rublev.
Andrey Rublev is the big favorite in the upcoming clash from the 1st round of the Australian Open. I expect nothing else than a victory for the Russian in straight sets against an opponent that can’t even reach the first round in the tournaments lately. This will be the first time that these tennis players meet. Tennis tips tonight: Andrey Rublev to win 3:0 sets