Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud prediction and odds: China Open 2023

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The National Tennis Center in Beijing is set to witness an intense battle as Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud collide in the quarterfinals of the China Open. Alcaraz, the world #2, has been in stellar form, while Ruud looks to overcome a challenging season and make his mark in the latter stages of the 2023 campaign.

Our favourite Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud – match predictions

With their contrasting styles, this matchup between Carlos and Casper promises an enthralling contest. The Spaniard defeated Musetti to book this meeting while Ruud had to overcome Etcheverry in the previous round.

2-0 to Carlos Alcaraz @ 1/2 (1.50)

Their head-to-head history tips in favour of Alcaraz, who has emerged victorious in all their official encounters. As they meet once again in Beijing, Ruud would want to turn the tide and notch a significant win against his rival. Only Daniil Medvedev and Dan Evans have taken a set off him in his last eight matches, and we do not believe Ruud will be able to get himself on this list. It will be another straight-set victory for Alcaraz, as he has done so in previous China Open outings.

Under 20.5 Games @ 9/10 (1.90)

It will be interesting how they fare in this meeting and who will come out on top. While Ruud has struggled to get over the line, Alcaraz has not suffered through this fate. Given the Spaniard’s exceptional form, giving up only 11 games to reach the quarter-finals. Ruud meanwhile conceded 9 games to Struff and 17 against Etcheverry. Their collision will tilt on one side and we believe Alcaraz will come out on top, finishing this match in under 20.5 games.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud odds

The odds for this match indicate an implied probability of 86.2% in favour of Alcaraz. This implies that the sportsbooks and betting markets heavily favour the Spaniard to win the match.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.

Alcaraz and Ruud battle for supremacy in China Open quarterfinal clash

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Carlos Alcaraz preview

The Spaniard has been showcasing his tennis prowess in Beijing, putting on dominant performances against Yannick Hanfmann and Lorenzo Musetti. He has put an end to his recent trend of gruelling matches with convincing wins in the China Open. While his breakpoint conversion rate has room for improvement, Alcaraz’s form seems to have returned to its peak. With an impressive tally of 60 wins in 2023, including a Grand Slam triumph in Wimbledon, he is on a quest to become the first player in 2023 to claim ATP 500 titles on all three surfaces adding an intriguing subplot to his China Open campaign.

Casper Ruud preview

Ruud displayed resilience in his second-round victory over Tomas Martin Etcheverry, marking a turnaround in his 2023 hardcourt season. He fought back from a set down to secure consecutive wins, a rarity in the current campaign. While his struggles against top-10 players have been notable this year, the Norwegian will be seeking to capitalize on his Beijing run and regain his form. His determination to reverse his season’s fortunes is evident as he aims to make his mark in the China Open.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud head to head

Carlos Alcaraz leads 3-2 in their H2H record, with an unblemished 3-0 record in official matches.

Key match details

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  • Who is the top seed of the China Open? Carlos Alcaraz has the top billing at China Open 2023.
  • Where is the match being played? National Tennis Center in Beijing will host the China Open 2023.
  • Who is the reigning China Open champion? Dominic Thiem is the reigning China Open champion.

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