TennisSection previews the 2022 Metz Open as Alexander Bublik takes on Emil Ruusuvuori in the Round of 16 on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022.
Will Alexander Bublik get the win? Will Emil Ruusuvuori pull off the upset? This will be a fascinating one, where the flashy Bublik takes on a young up and comer. Who will triumph and move through to the quarterfinals at the 2022 Metz Open?
Alexander Bublik had a tough 3 set battle to get through, and while that’s not rare for him, it’s certainly not a good sign coming into this one, where it could get dangerous real fast against Emil Ruusuvuori. If he wants to win this one, he’s going to have to serve exceptionally well and hope that he is able to play some of his famous first strike tennis, not allowing Ruusuvuori to dictate play from the baseline here at the 2022 Metz Open.
Emil Ruusuvuori got a solid win to book his place in the last 16 where he will face Alexander Bublik, certainly a very tough match against the 7th seed. While it will be very difficult, he most certainly has his chances here. For one, Bublik isn’t the most stable player on tour, and Ruusuvuori will be able to capitalize on that, but Emil isn’t particularly known for his consistency either, so we could see anyone take this quarterfinal spot at the 2022 Metz Open.
Alexander Bublik and Emil Ruusuvuori have met twice before, with Emil Ruusuvuori leading the head to head 2-0. While it doesn’t look great for Bublik here, both meetings came on pretty slow courts, with one coming on the clay. Both wins were very convincing for Ruusuvuori, but on a quicker court like this one I still back Bublik to serve up some showstoppers and book himself a place in the quarterfinals at the 2022 Metz Open.
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