Casper Ruud vs Emilio Nava prediction and odds: US Open 2023

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A narrative of determination and potential takes centre stage as Casper Ruud and Emilio Nava lock horns in the first round. Each representing a unique chapter in tennis, prepares to collide in a contest fueled by ambition and aspiration. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Casper Ruud vs Emilio Nava – match predictions

The meeting between Ruud and Nava embodies the sport’s spectrum, where the pursuit of excellence meets the test of competition. As the world watches, their clash promises to add a vibrant thread to the tapestry of the tournament.

3-1 to Casper Ruud @ 27/10 (3.70)

Nava triumphed in the Stanford Challenger to earn a US Open qualifying wildcard. He will fancy his chances against Ruud who has lost his last two matches in three sets. However, we do not see the American upstart to make the most of this opportunity. While Ruud has a mental block in triumphing in the championship matches, he effortlessly gets past the first round in Grand Slam events. He was the beaten finalist last time around and should have enough in the tank to claim a confident win here.

Over 34.5 Games @ 87/100 (1.87)

Had Ruud come across a 150+ ranked challenger earlier in the campaign or on clay courts, one could bet the house for the match to finish early. He is coming on the back of successive defeats and with Nava claiming the Standford Challenger prior to the US Open qualifiers, the American has momentum on his side. Based on this, we are backing to see an extended match that will need over 34.5 games to find a victor.

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.

Can Nava do a Broady and spoil Ruud’s Flushing Meadows return?

Our US Open predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how Nava and Ruud have done this season overall.

Casper Ruud preview

The Norwegian’s journey through the recent season has been marked by moments of near-glory and resilience. Last year’s US Open witnessed him on the brink of a significant achievement, only to be denied in the final by Carlos Alcaraz. Despite the setback, Ruud’s performance instilled newfound confidence, propelling him to the ATP Finals’ runner-up position. A similar fate awaited him at Roland Garros where he succumbed to Novak Djokovic to give him his 23rd Grand Slam title. While a major title still eludes him, his consistency in Grand Slam tournaments remains noteworthy.

Emilio Nava preview

Nava’s trajectory through the US Open’s main draw has been shaped by a journey of growth and aspiration despite troubling form. The transition from a main-draw wildcard to a getting to the main stage through qualifiers reflects his determination to earn his place through merit. Successfully advancing through the qualifiers underscores his commitment to the process.

Casper Ruud vs Emilio Nava head to head

Ruud and Nava’s head-to-head history remains untarnished as they prepare to cross paths at the US Open for the first time.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 17:30 GMT on 28 August.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
  • Who is the reigning US Open champion? Carlos Alcaraz was crowned the champion last year following his 3-1 victory over Casper Ruud.

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