Casper Ruud vs Francisco Cerundolo Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

The fourth seed Casper Ruud has been playing well so far at the Italian Open, and in the quarterfinal, he will go against Cerundolo, who has a winning record against the Norwegian.

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Casper Ruud vs Francisco Cerundolo – Match Predictions

If we look at the rankings, Ruud has the odds in his favor, but Cerundolo has proven that he knows how to beat the Norwegian. Whoever wins this one will face the winner of the match between Novak Djokovic and Holger Rune in the semifinal.

Francisco Cerundolo to win

Ruud is major favorite in this match, but we already saw many upsets, and this will be the next one. Cerundolo defeated Ruud recently in Barcelona and the Argentinian will find a way to repeat that. Ruud is very solid at the moment, but Cerundolo will be the one who will consistently find that extra shot that will bring him a big win in Rome.

Over 22.5 games

Ruud had a quite easy road to this stage while Cerundolo played three sets in all of the previous matches in Rome. These two know each other really well so there will be no surprises when it comes to the game plan. They are both ready for a fight that will most likely go over 22.5 games.

Casper Ruud vs Francisco Cerundolo Preview

Ruud is one of the top seeds in the tournament, but he knows that Cerundolo can be a difficult opponent.

Casper Ruud

Ruud is currently fourth in the ATP rankings, two spots shy from his career-high. The Norwegian is 14-9 for the season and 9-3 on clay so far in the season. Ruud is coming off a routine 6-1, 6-3 win over Laslo Djere in the round of 16 after he previously defeated Alexander Bublik, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 and Arthur Rindernech 6-4, 6-0. Ruud already won one tournament this season, defeating Miomir Kecmanovic in the final in Estoril. Previously in Rome, he has made it to the semifinals twice, losing to Novak Djokovic in both occasions in 2020 and 2022.

Francisco Cerundolo

Cerundolo is ranked 21st in the world at the moment, seven places lower than his career-high. The 24-year-old is 17-12 for the season and 10-7 on clay. He made a huge upset in the previous round defeating the top ranked Italian player, Jannik Sinner, by 6-7, 6-2, 6-2. His previous two matches also went into the decisive sets and the Argentinian prevailed against Gregoire Barrere and Yiging Wu. Cerundolo’s best result this season was the quarterfinal in Miami where he lost to Karen Khachanov.

Casper Ruud vs Francisco Cerundolo Head to Head

Cerundolo leads 2-1 in the head to head matches against Ruud. The Argentinian won the last two matches both on clay. It was 7-5, 6-3 this year in Barcelona and 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, last year in Bastad. The only win by Ruud came at the Masters in Miami in 2022 on hard surface, 6-4, 6-1.

2023 Rome Masters

Casper Ruud vs Francisco Cerundolo Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Wednesday, May 17 at 15:00
  • Venue: The match will be played on Pietrangeli
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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