Rublev vs Delbonis: prediction for the Roland Garros match
Andrey Rublev had a difficult opening match against Kwon Soon-woo at the current Roland Garros. The Russian player was nervous, but in the end he managed to beat the Korean in four sets (6-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4). Rublev has already won three trophies this season. In February, he won tournaments in Marseille and Dubai, and in April, he beat Novak Djokovic in Belgrade (6-2, 6-7, 6-0).
Federico Delbonis celebrated success over Adrian Mannarino in the first round of the French Open (6-1, 7-6, 6-2). The Argentine has so far had a disappointing season, he has recorded only seven victories on clay courts against 10 defeats. Last year, Delbonis reached the last 16 at Roland Garros - at that stage, he lost to Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina (4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6).
Rublev has played 2 tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
In 4 of Delbonis' last 5 matches, under 9 games were played in the first set.
Rublev had a bit of a nervous match against Kwon, but we expect him to be more confident in the second round of the tournament. Rublev is having a great season and should win this match.
Our prediction - handicap(-7) to Rublev
Rublev is a strong favorite in this match-up. He even defeated Djokovic on clay in Belgrade - Delbonis shouldn't be a problem for the Russian athlete.
Second prediction - total under 34 games