- Andrey Rublev and Nikoloz Basilashvili will go head-to-head in the semifinals of the 2021 Halle Open on Saturday
- This will be the fifth meeting between the two players
- Continue below for odds and our best bet analysis for this semifinal match
We’re down to the final four at the Halle Open, and it will be Andrey Rublev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first semifinal on Saturday, June 19th. Rublev, the fourth seed, is the favorite heading into this match, but Basilashvili has had quite the run from dominating his qualifying matches and earning his spot here in the semi’s.
The two players aren’t strangers to each other, and both have found success against the other. But does Basilashvili have enough in the tank to upset Rublev this time around, or will Rublev continue to dominant his way into the finals here in Germany?
Below we breakdown how each player has made it to this point, and what we might be able to expect from this match.
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Andrey Rublev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Halle Open Semifinal Odds
|Andrey Rublev||-3.5 (-141)||-360||O 21.5 (-125)|
|Nikoloz Basilashvili||+3.5 (+112)||+275||U 21.5 (+100)|
Odds as of June 18th from DraftKings
Rublev Eases His Way Into The Semifinals
Fourth seed Rublev continues to dominate his way through the ATP tour as he now has a 32-9 record on the season, including a title. The Russian defeated his quarterfinal opponent, Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(4), 6-2 in just over an hour to earn his spot in the final four.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) June 18, 2021
This will be Rublev’s sixth semifinal of this year, and he just managed to outplay his opponent from start to finish in this match. On route to the win he recorded 29 wins, and fired off nine aces. His serve was once again a huge strength of his. He landed 72 percent of his first serves, and converted 80 percent of those to points.
From Qualifiers to the Semifinals
29-year old Basilashvili went on to defeated his quarterfinal opponent Lloyd harris 6-4, 7-6(5) in just under two hours to continue his run at the Halle Open. With this win, he improves his record to 19-15 on the season.
He’s had quite a run at the tournament so far, and has only dropped one set. In his quarterfinal match, he managed to comeback from being down 4-5 in the second set. Along with Rublev, Basilashvili’s serve was a strength in his quarterfinal match as well, landing 72 percent of his first serves, and winning 78 percent of his first service points.
This will be the fifth time these two have played each other in their careers, and they head-to-head record is currently split at 2-2. Rublev has won the past two meetings, with the most recent happening in the Round of 32 at The Rotterdam Open in 2020.
The two have never faced each other on grass. All four of their previous meetings have come on either hard or clay courts.
Andrey Rublev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Head-to-Head Stats
It’s tough to bet against Rublev here. But Basilashvili has shown that he’s been able to find success against the Russian.
Rublev has yet to drop a set in his three matches he’s played this tournament. He’s played well and has been tested here and there, but has been able to capitalize on his opponent’s errors and hone in on his serves.
Both players have the opportunity to take the win here, but I do think Rublev has the slight edge. If he can continue his hard accurate serves, and keep his unforced errors count down, he should probably be able to earn his spot in the final.
Best Bet: Rublev 2-0 (-120)