Dimitrov VS Rublev Shanghai Semi-Finals Predictions

Close-up shot of Andrey Rublev on the tennis court.

Welcome to the much-anticipated semi-final duel between Grigor Dimitrov and Andrey Rublev at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Taking place at 15:00 GMT+3 on 14th October 2023, this match is sure to keep tennis enthusiasts on the edge of their seats. The game will be officiated by Umpire Forcadell N. from Spain. With both players showcasing remarkable talent throughout the tournament, reaching the semi-finals is no small feat. Their head-to-head stats are currently tied at 3-3, making this encounter all the more exciting.

Gearing up for an Intense Encounter

The stage is set for a thrilling match-up. With both players having faced each other multiple times, there’s a lot of history between them. Their past encounters have given us memorable rallies, moments of sheer brilliance, and nail-biting finishes. Let’s delve into their recent performances to see what we might expect from this showdown.

Recent Matches – Dimitrov G.

13.10.23SHAShanghaiDimitrov G. vs Jarry N.2-0 W
11.10.23SHAShanghaiAlcaraz C. vs Dimitrov G.1-2 W
09.10.23SHAShanghaiDimitrov G. vs Khachanov K.2-0 W
08.10.23SHAShanghaiDimitrov G. vs Vukic A.2-0 W
02.10.23BEIBeijingDimitrov G. vs Sinner J.1-2 L

Dimitrov’s recent form has been commendable, winning four out of his last five matches. His confidence seems to be at an all-time high, especially after his win against Jarry N. in Shanghai. His only setback was against Sinner J. in Beijing.

Recent Matches – Rublev A.

13.10.23SHAShanghaiHumbert U. vs Rublev A.0-2 W
11.10.23SHAShanghaiPaul T. vs Rublev A.0-2 W
09.10.23SHAShanghaiMannarino A. vs Rublev A.0-2 W
08.10.23SHAShanghaiHalys Q. vs Rublev A.0-2 W
30.09.23BEIBeijingRublev A. vs Humbert U.1-2 L

Rublev, on the other hand, has mirrored Dimitrov’s performance. He has also registered four victories in his last five outings. The similarity in their recent records hints at the closely-fought battle ahead.

Dimitrov vs Rublev Head-to-Head Analysis

DateTournamentVenuePlayersSet Results
27.10.22VIEViennaRublev A. vs Dimitrov G.0-2
18.03.22INDIndian WellsRublev A. vs Dimitrov G.2-0
30.09.19BEIBeijingDimitrov G. vs Rublev A.0-2
16.02.18ROTRotterdamRublev A. vs Dimitrov G.0-2
19.01.18AOAustralian OpenDimitrov G. vs Rublev A.3-1

When observing their past encounters, it’s evident that Dimitrov and Rublev have had fierce competitions with each other, having faced off five times with the current head-to-head standing at 3-3. Their matches have spanned over a course of several years, with varying venues and tournaments, but each meeting has brought thrilling tennis to the fans. Dimitrov, despite having an older encounter in his favor at the Australian Open, lost to Rublev in Beijing. However, he was able to avenge his loss most recently in Vienna. This upcoming match in Shanghai promises another electrifying contest between these two tennis stars.

Shanghai Masters: Dimitrov Ends Alcaraz's Dominance.

Factors to Consider for this Encounter

  • Past Performance in Shanghai Rolex Masters: Dimitrov last played in this tournament in 2017 and reached the Quarterfinals, while Rublev’s last appearance was in 2019, reaching the Third round.
  • H2H on Hard Surface: Rublev has an advantage when it comes to playing on hard courts against Dimitrov with a 3-1 lead in their head-to-head encounters.
  • Last Encounter Overview: They last met at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna 2022, where Dimitrov emerged victorious. In that match, Dimitrov had a first serve percentage of 55% and won 93% of those points.
  • Career Titles & Rankings: Dimitrov has clinched 21 titles with a career-best ranking of 3 in 2018, while Rublev has 19 titles with his best ranking being 5 in 2023.
  • Career Point Statistics: Dimitrov has won 52% of the points in his career, slightly ahead of Rublev’s 51%.
  • Performance Under Pressure: Both players have a similar tiebreak record. Dimitrov has won 51% (187 out of 364) of his tiebreaks, and Rublev has a similar record with 51% (135 out of 264).
  • Recent Form: Both players have a 70% win rate in their last 10 matches, indicating a similar form coming into the semi-finals.
  • Performance in Preceding Events: Dimitrov reached the Quarterfinals in the last event, the China Open, while Rublev was eliminated in the Second round. In the past three events, Dimitrov has had a more consistent performance, reaching later stages than Rublev.
  • Career-Defining Wins: Both players have notable victories against top-ranked players. Dimitrov boasts wins over top players like Djokovic, Alcaraz, Medvedev, and Murray. Similarly, Rublev has defeated top-tier players like Alcaraz, Djokovic, Medvedev, and Tsitsipas.
  • Annual Best Performances: Dimitrov’s best year was 2010 with a 76% win rate, while Rublev’s was 2019 with a 67% win rate.

Predicting the Showdown: Dimitrov vs Rublev

With both players being in top form, predicting a clear winner is challenging. However, given Rublev’s slight advantage on hard courts and his recent win at Nordea Open, he seems to have the edge. But Dimitrov’s experience and past performance, especially his victory against top-ranked players like Novak Djokovic, indicate he can’t be ruled out.

Prediction TypePredictionOdds
Match WinnerRublev A.1.59
Total GamesOver 22.51.79

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Born in Perth in 1987, Edward Collins, a recognized betting expert, achieved a Master’s in Sport Biomechanics from the University of Sydney in 2013. From 2014 to 2021, he collaborated with Australia’s tennis coaching associations, specializing in serve mechanics and court movement analysis. Collins has been credited with 13 academic papers, focusing primarily on player stamina and racquet technology. In 2022, he shifted gears to journalism. Currently, Collins dedicates himself to crafting analytical articles on tennis, offering insights into match strategies and player development, and regularly contributes his expertise to various sports media outlets.

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