The Miami Masters continues to serve up some exciting clashes, with Jannik Sinner set to take on Andrey Rublev in the fourth round. Sinner is currently seeded tenth for the event but has shown that he has what it takes to compete with the best players in the world. The winner of this match will go on to face either 26th seeded Botic van de Zandschlup or unseeded Emil Russuvouri in the last eight.
Sinner has had an impressive start to the year, making it to the last eight in four out of the five tournaments he has played in. His best performance came in Rotterdam, where he reached the final but was beaten by Daniil Medvedev. Since then, he has made it to the last four in Indian Wells but was unable to take a set off Carlos Alcaraz, who he could meet again in Miami. So far in this Masters tournament, Sinner has had two straight-sets wins over Laslo Djere and Grigor Dimitrov, making it six wins from his last seven matches.
Rublev, on the other hand, is currently ranked sixth in the world and was seeded seventh at the start of the Miami Masters. He has reached three quarterfinals this year, with his best performance coming in Dubai, where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in the final. However, Rublev has had some disappointing results in recent tournaments, being beaten by players ranked lower than him. In Miami, Rublev has won both of his matches in straight sets, beating JJ Wolf and 29th-seeded Miomir Kecmanovic.
The head-to-head record between Sinner and Rublev is tied at 2-2, with both players winning two matches each. However, Sinner has won their two most recent meetings, with Rublev retiring injured in their last two matches. This will be only the second hard court match between the two players, with Sinner winning the previous encounter.
Predictions and Betting Tips
This is set to be an exciting clash between two talented players, and it could go either way. However, based on current form and recent head-to-head results, we are tipping Sinner to win in a tight match that could go the distance.
When it comes to betting on this match, there are several markets to consider. The match is likely to be closely contested, so backing Sinner to win in three sets could be a good option. Alternatively, betting on there being over 22.5 games in the match could also offer value.
Overall, this should be a thrilling encounter between two top-class players, and we can’t wait to see who comes out on top.