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At Roland Garros 2023, we will see 3 of the top 5 players in the semi-finals, one of them is Casper Ruud who will face Alexander Zverev for the fourth time. Last year Ruud came close to winning his first Grand Slam and Zverev came up short at the same stage in the previous edition of the French Open. Let’s take a look at which of the two will have a better chance of advancing to the next round.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Casper Ruud vs Alexander Zverev – Match Predictions
The end of Roland Garros 2023 is close, and the adrenaline gets higher, so take a look at the best Tennis Predictions Today to set a good bet for Ruud vs Zverev math.
Under 40.5 Total Games
The last time they played each other the game was extended by one set, and there were 25 games spread over 3 sets, 8.3 games per set. Taking into account this data there might be more than one set but either way, there will be less than 40.5 games. In fact, Casper averages 35 games per match, and Alexander 32.
Ruud to Win
Based on what has happened in the previous h2h, and the statistics of each competitor this season, we can easily deduce that this will be a very close match. This year, Casper Ruud has more wins than Alexander Zverev on clay. We expect the Norwegian to beat Zverev again.
Casper Ruud vs Alexander Zverev Preview
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Ruud improved on last year’s performance at Roland Garros, where he lost in the quarter-finals to Holger Rune, coincidentally his last opponent. In the preliminary round, Casper won the first two sets with ease, and despite losing the third set, he clinched a convincing 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory.
The Norwegian player earned a good amount of points after reaching the quarter-finals and will earn even more if he becomes a finalist. Whatever his next result, Ruud will move up to fourth in the ATP rankings.
The German tennis player will return to the French Open Semifinals for the second consecutive year. So far, Zverev has 14 hours and 1 minute time on court, in this period he played 164 games.
In the previous round, he had his longest duel so far, 3 hours and 22 minutes. Francisco Cerundolo was a tough opponent for Zverev, but after 4 sets he managed to win 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4. Up to this stage, Alexander has 3 straight-set victories.
Ruud vs Zverev Head to Head
The two men have met three times, the first time in Cincinnati in 2021. On that occasion, Zverev needed only 2 sets to advance to the next round. That same year they met again at the Paris Masters, and the German won again in straight sets.
It was a few months before they met again in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open. This time, Casper Ruud took revenge and although the match went to three sets, he managed to advance to the next round.
Casper Ruud vs Alexander Zverev Match Details
- Most Bookmakers set Alexander Zverev as the favourite tennis player to win this match
- Court Philippe Chatrier is the place chosen for this match
- The Round of 16 match is set for Friday, June 9th at 16:30
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