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Andrey Rublev vs Thiago Monteiro Predictions & Tips - Can Monteiro match Rublev at the Australian Open?

  • Andrey Rublev vs Thiago Monteiro predictions for Thursday’s Australian Open match
  • The second round clash is being played at 1am GMT at Melbourne Park
  • Andrey Rublev has won 50% or less of his 2nd serves in 5 of his last 6 matches
  • I am backing Monteiro with the +9.5 games handicap
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Andrey Rublev takes on Thiago Monteiro at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 10 Feb 2021
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Andrey Rublev vs Thiago Monteiro Predictions


Andrey Rublev is a huge favourite here and should beat Thiago Monteiro. The odds are very one sided however, so I am backing Monteiro with the +9.5 games handicap.

  • Andrey Rublev has won 24 of his last 28 matches.
  • Andrey Rublev has won 50% or less of his 2nd serves in 5 of his last 6 matches.
  • Thiago Monteiro is 1-0 against Andrey Rublev.
  • Thiago Monteiro has won 5 of his last 6 matches.
  • Thiago Monteiro lost 6-4 7-6 6-4 in his only match against a top 10 player at a Grand Slam (2019 Wimbledon).

Head to Head


Thiago Monteiro is 1-0 against Andrey Rublev, winning 6-3 6-7 6-4 in the 2019 ATP Munich 2nd Round Qualifiers.

Andrey Rublev Stats


Nationality: Russia
Age: 23 (20 October 1997)
Height: 6'2" (188cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 8
Career High: 8 (October 2020)
Career Singles Titles: 7
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: Fourth Round (2020)

Andrey Rublev Form


Andrey Rublev won the ATP 500 event in Hamburg in September, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. He fell to Tsitsipas in the French Open quarter-finals but bounced back strong on hard courts.

The Russian broke into the Top 10 after winning the St. Petersburg Open and Vienna Open, losing just two sets in 10 matches.

The 23-year-old began 2021 in style by helping Russia win the ATP Cup. Rublev beat Yoshihito Nishioka, Guido Pella, Jan Lennard Struff and Fabio Fognini in Melbourne.

Andrey Rublev’s Australian Open campaign began with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 win against World No. 102 Yannick Hanfmann. He won 48% of his 2nd serves.

Thiago Monteiro Stats


Nationality: Brazil
Age: 26 (31 May 1994)
Height: 6'0" (183cm)
Plays: Left-Handed
World Ranking: 74
Career High: 74 (February 2017)
Career Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: First Round (2017, 2020)

Thiago Monteiro Form


Thiago Monteiro largely competed on clay last year. He failed to get past the second round in any tournament on hard courts in 2020.

The 26-year-old began 2021 at the Delray Beach Open, losing 6-4 7-6 to John Isner in the second round.

Monteiro competed at the Great Ocean Road Open, beating three players ranked outside the top 140 before defeating Jordan Thompson 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals. The Brazilian fell to World No. 71 Stefano Travaglia 6-3 6-4 in the semis.

Monteiro beat World No. 103 Andrej Martin 7-6 6-1 6-2 in the Australian Open first round. His serve was strong, allowing just three break points.

Live Stream


Andrey Rublev and Thiago Monteiro meet in the second round of the Australian Open on Friday (1am GMT scheduled start).

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Verdict

There is little value on Andrey Rublev against Thiago Monteiro at the Australian Open. The Russian should win, but I am backing Monteiro to keep it closer than the odds suggest.

Best Bet: Thiago Monteiro +9.5 Games Handicap @-125.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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