Rublev vs Cressy: prediction for the Citi Open match
Andrey Rublev started his Citi Open campaign with a confident victory over Jake Draper. He closed the Briton in straight sets (6-4, 6-2). Rublev recorded 12 victories in 15 matches on hard courts in 2022 and won a hard-court tournament in Dubai in February. In the final, he defeated Jiri Vesely (6-3, 6-4). Rublev also triumphed in Belgrade and Marseille.
Maxime Cressy prevailed over Jack Sock in three sets in his first match in Washington (4-6, 6-4, 6-0). In total, Cressy recorded 12 wins and six defeats on hard courts this season. At the start of the year, he secured the runner-up finish at the tournament in Melbourne and played in the quarterfinals in Sydney. He also won the tournament in Newport.
Rublev didn't play tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
In 3 of Cressy's last 5 matches, no more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Both Cressy and Rublev are in good shape, so we expect this to be an interesting and close match. Rublev is the favorite to win, but Cressy can create problems for the Russian. Take the over.
Our prediction - total over 23 games
Cressy will look to use his huge serve and defensive skills to overcome Rublev. He should be able to maintain the handicap of three games.
Second bet - handicap (+3) to Cressy