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This intriguing encounter seeds the high-octane Spaniard, Davidovich Fokina, taking on the third seed, Casper Ruud in a third-round battle. Who will win? Find out here.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Davidovich Fokina vs Ruud – Match Predictions
When it comes to the best tennis predictions today, it’s all about finding value in the betting markets. And for me, this match is one of the best of the bunch when ticking that box. I say that because the man I expect to win this match, Davidovich Fokina, is seriously undervalued given the current odds.
On that note, there are two key betting markets that have captured my attention, and I have justified both below.
Davidovich Fokina to Win
If we base the likely winner on form alone, I believe that Davidovich Fokina is the man that will capture the win in this match. The unseeded Spaniard has had two awesome performances to set up this match with Casper Ruud. And while yes, Ruud is much higher ranked and seeded 3rd, Davidovich Fokina can certainly take him down given his game style and recent form.
Over 22.5 Games
Although I believe that Davidovich Fokina will take out Casper Ruud and advance to the quarter-finals, I can’t see it being a walk in the park. As we all know, Casper Ruud is a feisty player, and he gives you nothing in the way of unforced errors. In contrast, Davidovich Fokina is more aggressive, and therefore, more likely to throw in a few errors, which could make the match run close. With that in mind, I think that over 22.5 games is certainly plausible.
Davidovich Fokina vs Ruud Preview
Ready to learn a little bit more about these guys ahead of this third-round match of the National Bank Open? Let me share a preview now.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Preview
Davidovich Fokina is commonly viewed as a clay court player, which isn’t strictly true. The guy can play great tennis on quicker surfaces like grass and hard courts. And his previous two matches have proved this. He opened his campaign at the Montreal Open with a win over the Citi Open finalist, Griekspoor. After that, he backed it up by taking out Zverev in just one hour – impressive stuff.
Casper Ruud Preview
Ruud has been somewhat up and down in the 2023 season. Due to his game style, he is rarely going to drop below a certain level. Yet while his game style can work in his favor, it can also work against him against attacking and in-form players like Davidovich Fokina. Then again, he is still the number 5 player in the world as of the most recent ATP rankings updates.
Davidovich Fokina vs Ruud Head to Head
These two guys have only faced each other twice in their careers. The head-to-head is currently balanced at 1-1 each too, although these matches weren’t recent. Ruud beat Davidovich Fokina back in 2019 at the Next Gen Finals, while Davidovich Fokina beat Ruud at Roland Garros in 2021 – a five-set thriller.
Davidovich Fokina vs Ruud Match Details
- Match Schedule – August 10th, 16:00 GMT
- Venue – Toronto, Canada
- Viewing Options – Amazon Prime
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