Australian Open 2023, Andrey Rublev overpowers Dan Evans: Key stats
Fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev defeated Briton Dan Evans 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the men's singles at the Australian Open on Saturday. Rublev will be up against ninth seed Holger Rune, who beat French Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(5). As per ATP, Rublev is one win away from his seventh major quarter-final and second in three years Down Under. Here's more.
Key stats from the match
Rublev slammed 10 aces to Evans' two. Rublev, 12-time ATP singles titlist, pocketed a total of 102 points in contrast to Evans' 76. The 25-year-old Russian converted 4/15 break points. He commanded 79% and 71% wins on his first and second serves, respectively. Notably, Rublev struck 60 winners to his rival's count of 20.
Here's the head-to-head record
Rublev now enjoys a 4-3 record against Evans in their ATP head-to-head. The duo last met in R32 of the ATP Masters 1000 Canada, with the latter winning in straight sets.
Rublev's record in 2023
Rublev recorded his third straight win in men's singles in 2023, having lost to Roberto Bautista Agut and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the back-to-back Adelaide 250 tournaments.
Rublev has a 15-6 record in Australian Open
Rublev has a 15-6 record in Australian Open. Overall, he has a 45-20 record across Slams. He is yet to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam. He has been a quarter-finalist at Australian Open (2021), US Open (2017, 2020, and 2022), and French Open (2020 and 2022).
Rune has a slender lead over Rublev
Rune leads their ATP head-to-head by a 1-0 margin. The duo had met in the round of 16 of the 2022 ATP Masters 1000 Paris. Notably, Rune beat Novak Djokovic to lift the coveted title.
A look at other key results
Australian Alex de Minaur defeated French Benjamin Bonzi 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-1, thereby reaching the fourth round for a second consecutive year. American Tommy Paul beat compatriot Jenson Brooksby 6-1, 6-4, 6-3. In another all-American affair, J.J. Wolf overcame Michael Mmoh 6-4, 6-1, 6-2.