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Evgeny Donskoy predicted Rublev’s Australian Open match KXan 36 Daily News

Date: June 9, 2023 Time: 15:03:12

Early tomorrow morning Moscow time, Rublev will fight for the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with the Dane Holger Rune.

Eugene, who will you bet on in this match?

Evgeny Donskoy: The guys told me that at the demonstration tournament in Dubai in the second half of December, Rune hit the ball with all his might. At the end of the year he played steadily. At the Paris Masters, in the final with Novak Djokovic, he made few mistakes and took the title.

But I think Rublev can beat him. Although I always have a hard time making predictions about Russian tennis players. There is an incredibly strong desire for our team to win. It is clear that when it comes to Roland Garros two or three years ago, or even last year and Rafael Nadal, it is difficult to call Rublev, Khachanov or Medvedev favorites. Otherwise, my policy is this: I think our guys can take the biggest steps of their lives, take the “Grand Slams.” Danya, in fact, has already shown this.

Why did Rublev win so much in Melbourne after two early round losses at the Adelaide tournaments?

Evgeny Donskoy: The first two games were the entry of the season. First he met with the Spanish Roberto Bautista-Agut. He won a set, led with a break in the second. But then his serve failed somehow and he left the game. In the third set I lost confidence as it was the first match of the season. Besides, it’s always difficult with Bautista-Agut. He can beat anyone, tough tennis player. So everything went wrong here, and in the second tournament the echoes of the first week already began.

So it’s great that in Melbourne his first opponent was the Austrian Dominic Thiem. I immediately said that this is a good match. Andrei considers Tim one of his favorite opponents. When you beat such an opponent, you get a confidence boost, and then you play it cool, showing your level. Perhaps this is exactly what happened with Rublev. He continued with such good morals. And in terms of physics and tennis, he is always in good shape.

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