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Get ready for an electrifying clay court clash in the Bastad Open final as Casper Ruud and Andrey Rublev go head-to-head for the prestigious title. With a flawless 5-0 record in championship matches when seeded #1, Ruud’s hunger for success will be matched by Monte Carlo Masters champion, Rublev. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Casper Ruud vs Andrey Rublev – Match Predictions
Andrey Rublev to Win
First seed Ruud is the favourite in this meeting but our confidence in placed in the reformed Rublev. Based on their head-to-head record and the Russian’s recent form, he appears to be the favoured player to win this meeting against Ruud. Rublev holds a commanding 5-2 advantage in their past encounters, and notably, four of these have come on clay courts, showcasing his dominance on this surface. Rublev already has defeated the 2022 champion, Francisco Cerundolo, and should have enough in the tank to get past the 2021 champion in Ruud.
2-1 to Andrey Rublev
We favour Rublev to triumph in this meeting but it will not be without resistance. The Russian found a way to beat Cerundolo in three sets and a similar outcome is expected against Ruud, who has not dropped a set on his path to the final. The Norwegian did beat Rublev in their most recent two duels and has the pedigree to force the scorers in turning for him. But it will not be enough against Rublev, the Monte Carlo Masters champion, who has started to deliver in championship matches.
Casper Ruud vs Andrey Rublev Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Bastad Open.
Ruud has been in outstanding form recently, especially on clay courts. For the post-Wimbledon clay swing, for which he made special preparations by resting during most of the grass season. This decision paid off remarkably well, as he confidently marched to the final of the ATP Bastad, defeating the likes of Alexander Shevchenko, Sebastian Ofner, and Lorenzo Musetti without dropping a single set. The 2021 Bastad Open winner has claimed silverware at this level, clinching an ATP 250 title in Estoril earlier this year.
The Russian maestro has showcased remarkable form throughout this season, displaying his ability to triumph in close matches. His journey to the final of the ATP Bastad was no exception, where he secured his spot by defeating the defending champion, Cerundolo, in a thrilling three-set battle. This year, Rublev has consistently found himself in several title-deciding matches, which is an impressive feat. One notable achievement was ending his title drought in high-profile events, winning the prestigious Monte Carlo Masters.
Casper Ruud vs Andrey Rublev Head to Head
The head-to-head record between Ruud and Rublev shows an intriguing rivalry that has seen them face off seven times in the past. Currently, Rublev leads the H2H with five victories to Ruud’s two. Notably, four of Rublev’s five wins against the Norwegian have come on clay courts, showcasing his prowess on the surface and dominance in their clay court encounters. On the other hand, Ruud’s two victories over Rublev were achieved at the Masters level or above, indicating his ability to challenge and defeat the Russian in higher-profile events.
Casper Ruud vs Andrey Rublev Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 13:00 GMT on 23 July.
- What is the prize money for Bastad Open 2023? The total prize money for Bastad Open 2023 is €630,705.
- Who is the top seed of the Bastad Open? Casper Ruud is the top seed while his Bastad Open rival, Andriy Rublev has second billing at the Event.
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