ATP Gijon Quarter Final Predictions Including Rublev vs Paul

Despite being an ATP 250 class, Gijon’s quarter-final matches are stacked with some of the biggest stars in the game. Dominic Thiem and Andy Murray continue to shine in the injury return, while top seed Andrey Rublev and Pablo Carreno Busta qualify safely. As throughout the week, we’ll be showing our predictions about today’s play. So, who will be in the semi-finals?

ATP Gijon Quarter-Final Predictions

Dominic Thiem vs Francisco Cerondolo

Face to face: first meeting

back theme It continues to gather momentum. The former No. 3 made it to the fourth quarter final of 2022, and he’s getting closer and closer to the level that made him one of the best players on the planet. After defeating Joao Sousa 6-2, 6-0, Thiem struggled to find his rhythm against Marcos Giron and appeared to be having trouble in the second set. The Austrian then found his form when he needed to, and from 4-3 he went from behind to win the next nine matches to secure back-to-back ‘bread’ sets for the first time in his career.

Cerundolo has a great season overall. He still needs to adapt to the indoor hard court, but his big forehand can get him into a lot of matches, as he did against Manuel Jennard. This match will be all about who can get the biggest first hit, have better serve, better and more varied backhands – and better forehands too. However, it is not clear how Tim will play after the way he started against Geron. Tim is getting more confident and has all the tools for this showdown, and I think he’s going to take it in three tight sets.
Prediction: Tim at 3

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Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Arthur Rinderknish

Face to face: first meeting

This must be a close encounter. Rinderknech made a definite start to the year but languished for a long time. However, the Frenchman is ending his year very strong now, with a quarter-finalist for the third time in a row. It would take a good performance from a very good player to beat him now, as his big serve and powerful groundstrokes are hard to handle in these fast indoor conditions.

The form of CarreƱo Posta has diminished somewhat recently. The Montreal champion lost to Marc-Andrea Heusler in the first round of Sofia, although the Swiss went on to snatch his first ATP title there. The second seed has played some great tennis this week and will be keen to finish his year strong with a good showing this week. I can definitely see this match go a long way – both can hit hard and recover well, and likely turn to flexibility and a willingness to grind points – which Carreno Busta does best.
Prediction: Carreno Posta at 3

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Andy Murray vs Sebastian Korda

Face to face: first meeting

Murray struggled his way Pedro Cachin, who might have won had it not been for a dreadfully played tiebreak in the first set. Despite that, his form against Alejandro Davidovic Fokina was exceptional and some of the best tennis we’ve seen from the Scotsman this year. He might not be able to move like before, but he’s still making all the shots in his group.

Korda soundly defeated Jaume Munnar in the first round, then came back from behind in a set to defeat Roberto Bautista Agut in a brutal match. This is a big win for the young American because the Spaniard is not easy to beat. Korda should theoretically do well in these conditions – he’s got a big serve and can hit both flanks hard. I think he will have a lot of strength for Murray, who will feel the effects of his battle with Kashin. The former #1 player won’t go down without a fight and I can see it’s another giant struggle, but the youngster should prevail.
Prediction: Korda in 3

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Andrei Rublev vs Tommy Paul

Head to head: Rublev 3-1

This match promises to be exciting. The last three encounters went a long way, with Paul winning their last meeting in 2021. Rublev had had a season of ups and downs and would have been disappointed not to reach the Astana final last week, losing a tight match. for Tsitsipas in the semi-finals. The Russian struggled on his way to Ilya Ivashka, and he will need to improve things in the quarter-finals.

Poole was perhaps one of the best players in 2022, with a huge amount of wins on various surfaces. The movement is top notch, and there is a great deal of power in the ground strikes and serves for the time being. On the other hand, I would really like his chances here. However, Rublev is great on indoor courts where the ball doesn’t bounce very high, so the ball often sits perfectly for him to crush the ball, which can be difficult to recover at surface speed.

Paul’s retrieve skills and playing full pitches are a good way to cause Rublev problems and I could see the American take a set. but, Electric Rublev When he’s in good shape and I can see him closing this match up with his big strength advantage.
Prediction: Rublev at 3

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