World No. 38 Alexander Bublik earned a 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-0 win over world No. 28 Frances Tiafoe in Eastbourne on June 20. Eleven days later, the two will meet again, with a spot in the Round of 16 at Wimbledon on the line.
This is Tiafoe’s third time making it into the third round at the All England Club in his career, while Bublik has now done so in each of the last two years. However, neither one of these players has advanced further than this at this prestigious event, so there will be a lot at stake in what should be an enticing match-up to watch.
When it comes to the ATP Tour, there aren’t many players that bring as much pure excitement to the sport than these two. Each brings a lot of offensive flair and on-court personality. They each like to play up the crowd and can get fans into their matches with some tantalizing shot-making ability.
But while they may split in those department, this is a match-up that really should favor Bublik to advance.