Get ready for action on the third day of the ATP Rotterdam 500 level tournament with the likes of Andy Murray and Daniil Medvedev in action. As the ATP’s best show their skills on indoor hard courts in Europe.
Alex de Minaur vs Kei Nishikori
Alex de Minaur hunts a second ATP title on the season after a straight sets win to open this tournament campaign. Kei Nishikori looked better against FAA than he had in any match this season and just won his first tour match since last year’s French Open. The Australian de Minaur has a h2h win however (2019 USO in 4 sets) and this surface should be well suited for his success. de Minaur should continue his steady start to the season. de Minaur in 3
Andy Murray vs Andrey Rublev
10 years apart in age, Andy Murray has accomplished many things that Andrey Rublev is still dreaming of achieving, but the Brit is now at the tail end of his career and trying to engineer a remarkable comeback to become a top ATP player again. The early signs are objectively mixed, with Murray defeating home player Robin Haase in round 1 for his first tour level win of the season (first tour level win since the 2020 US Open). Rublev who now dwarfs Murray in the rankings was an Australian Open quarterfinalist and had a great ATP Cup campaign with Team Russia. Murray has the will to compete and should hang around here, but Rublev has passed him on fitness and form and anything but straight sets would surprise me. Rublev evens the h2h and gets this win. Rublev in 2
Karen Khachanov vs Cam Norrie
Cam Norrie has started the season well (semis in Delray Beach, third round at the Australian Open) and has continued that form in Rotterdam, qualifying to win now three matches on the trot while barely breaking a sweat. Khachanov is a high caliber player though who also has a semi and an AO third round showing on his resume this year. Khachanov should have a big enough game to keep Norrie at bay, but the rankings discrepancy doesn’t tell the full picture here. On his day Norrie is capable, but Khachanov is the worthy favorite. Khachanov in 3