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Jan-Lennard Struff vs Andrey Rublev Predictions, Tips & Live Stream - Rublev to get decent test in French Open first round

  • Jan-Lennard Struff vs Andrey Rublev predictions & tips
  • The French Open first round match is being played at Roland Garros
  • Andrey Rublev leads 3-2 in the H2H with Jan-Lennard Struff
  • I am backing Struff to cover the +7.5 game handicap
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Andrey Rublev has beaten Jan-Lennard Struff twice in 2021 (Getty Images)
Hannah Wilks 30 May 2021
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Jan-Lennard Struff vs Andrey Rublev Predictions


Eighth seed Andrey Rublev was a quarterfinalist at the French Open in 2020 and is 29-8 so far in 2021. He is being backed to get a third straight win vs Jan-Lennard Struff to start his Roland Garros 2021 campaign – but big-serving Struff can be a tough opponent.

  • Andrey Rublev beat Struff recently at the Rome Masters in three sets
  • Andrey Rublev is 9-4 on clay in 2021 and reached the final of the Monte-Carlo Masters
  • Andrey Rublev has reached the fourth round or better at the last five Grand Slams 
  • Andrey Rublev has won 24 of his last 28 matches vs players ranked outside the top 20
  • Jan-Lennard Struff is 8-25 vs top-10 players and 2-7 on clay
  • Jan-Lennard Struff has twice beaten seeded players at the French Open
  • Jan-Lennard Struff has won 76.8% of points behind his first serve over the past 52 weeks
  • Andrey Rublev has never beaten Jan-Lennard Struff by a margin of more than six games

Head-to-Head


Andrey Rublev is 3-2 vs Jan-Lennard Struff.

Rublev has beaten Struff twice in 2021 but both matches have gone the distance, Rublev winning 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 at the ATP Cup in January and then 6-7(7), 6-1, 6-4 at the Rome Masters a few weeks ago.

Their clay-court H2H is 1-1, Struff having beaten Rublev in straight sets in qualifying for the 2016 French Open.

Andrey Rublev Stats


Nationality: Russia
Age: 23 (20 October 1997)
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 7
Career High: 7 (April 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 8
2021 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Quarterfinalist (2020)

Andrey Rublev Form


Winner of five titles in 2020, Andrey Rublev recorded a significant milestone in April when he reached his first Masters 1000 Series final on clay at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, beating Rafael Nadal to do so.

Unfortunate to have landed in the loaded top half of the French Open draw, Rublev could be on a quarterfinal collision course with Nadal once more. But first he has to get past big-serving Jan-Lennard Struff, who reached the last 16 in Paris in 2019 (beating two seeds on the way).

Rublev has failed to get past the quarterfinals of his last three tournaments with defeats to Jannik Sinner, John Isner and Lorenzo Sonego – his incredible start to 2021 which saw him win 15 of his first 16 matches has dropped off a bit and he needs to regain momentum at Roland Garros.

Jan-Lennard Struff Stats


Nationality: Germany
Age: 31 (25 April 1990)
Height: 6'4" (193cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 42
Career High: 29 (September 2020)
Career Singles Titles: 0
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: R16 (2019)

Jan-Lennard Struff Form


A big server from Germany, Jan-Lennard Struff hit a career-high ranking of world no. 29 last autumn when he beat David Goffin and Denis Shapovalov to reach the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters.

At the age of 30, he appeared to be playing some of the best tennis of his career in 2019-20.

After suffering a second-round defeat to a qualifier at last year’s French Open, however, Struff has had an average 2021 so far. He has compiled a 13-13 win-loss record, losing to an Australian wildcard in the first round of the Australian Open.

Eight of Struff’s 13 match wins so far in 2021 have come on clay, on which surface he made the final of the BMW Open in Munich, losing out to Nikoloz Basilashvili. 

He pushed Rublev the distance at the Rome Masters and has beaten seeded players at the French Open before. He has lost seven of his last eight matches vs top-10 players.

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Andrey Rublev and Jan-Lennard Struff meet in the French Open first round (day and time TBC).

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Verdict

Rublev will likely beat but Struff, but the German should be able to keep the score fairly close. He can take a set from Rublev as he has done in both their matches so far in 2021.

Best Bet: Struff +7.5 Games Game Handicap @-109.89 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Sets Total Sets @117.00 at Unibet - 2 Units

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