ANDREY RUBLEV can light up a rainy Wednesday at Roland Garros.
The Russian youngster has rediscovered his form with a vengeance and looks massive value at 13-10 with Ladbrokes to see off Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is likely to struggle against big hitting Russian Andrey RublevCredit: AFP or licensors
It’s the second time the pair have faced off this month, with Rublev having defeated his counterpart in a three-set marathon in Hamburg just before the tournament began.
Current form suggests the match will be a close affair once again, but Rublev has shown impressive mental grit against both Sam Querrey and Marton Fuscovics and is expected to outfox his opponent for a second time.
Tsitsipas started the tournament slowly, needing 5 sets to dispatch Jaume Munar, and although he’s looked more at home since, he’s not faced a clay court challenge anywhere near as tough as this one.
Rublev leads the head-to-head 3-2 and the big hitting Russian is expected to blast Tsitsipas – who is yet to fully convince at a slam – off the court once more.
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Best of the rest – Collins can down inconsistent Kenin
American Danielle Collins has taken a while to come to the boil this season but now she’s really starting to fly.
Garbine Muguruza had looked one of the tournament’s more likely winners before Collins dispatched her in the third round, and her fellow countrywoman Sofia Kenin arguably doesn’t pose as great a challenge in Wednesday’s quarter-final.
At 6-4 with Ladbrokes, Collins looks stunning value to advance to her first grand slam semi-final against an opponent she’s defeated twice in two past attempts.
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