Third seed Andrey Rublev will on Sunday take on the unseeded Alexander Bublik in the final of the Halle Open. This will be Rublev’s fourth final of the year and Bublik’s first. Despite playing in multiple finals, Andrey Rublev hasn’t dominated as he would have liked and has managed only one title thus far. He will hope he fares better on Sunday and wins his first career tour title on grass. To advance to the 21st tour final of his career, Rublev defeated eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets. This was his second 2-0 win in Westfalen and extended his unbeaten record on grass this year to four. The current world number seven has compiled a record of 31 wins and 12 defeats. He has equaled his best finish here and will hope to go one better than he did in 2021. Rublev has defeated Bublik three times in the four encounters between them to date though this will be their first meeting on grass.
Alexander Bublik has won only one tour title in the seven finals he has played to date. His last final was last September in Moselle where he lost his second successive final. This will be his third tour final on grass and he will hope that it is third time’s a charm for him. To reach the final, Bublik overcame the challenge of ninth seed Alexander Zverev and won in straight sets. This was his fifth win in six matches on grass and allowed him to move up to 33rd in the live ranking. Bublik arrives for this match with a losing record. He has lost 19 matches which is three more than he has won.
Our prediction for Andrey Rublev v Alexander Bublik is for Rublev to win. Rublev has won the last three meetings with Bublik. He also has been better overall this season and has a better record in finals compared to Bublik.