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All eyes will be on Court 5 as Emil Ruusuvuori and Andrey Rublev battle it out for a place in the second round of the US Open. Which of these two will be left standing when it’s all said and done?
Emil Ruusuvuori vs Andrey Rublev – match predictions
As these players go toe-to-toe with each other on Tuesday, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Emil Ruusuvuori to win a set @ 1/2 (1.50)
Despite being the favourite, Andrey Rublev has struggled to find his best form of late. The Russian player has lost three singles matches in a row, with two of those coming in straight sets. As a matter of fact, Rublev’s most recent loss came at the hands of Emil Ruusuvuori; as he crashed out of the Cincinnati Open two weeks ago at the hands of today’s opponent. It’s worth mentioning that these players squared off against each other twice this year, and Ruusuvuori won at least one set on both occasions. Considering Rublev’s recent struggles, we are fairly confident that his Finnish opponent will take at least one set from this match.
Over 38.5 total games @ 10/11 (1.91)
Next, let’s explore the over/under games market. This being a best-of-five tournament, the over/under line is set at 38.5. The only other time these players met in a best-of-five event was at the Australian Open in January, and that match featured at least 30 games. That said, the last two skirmishes between these players went above the projected total; and considering Emil Ruusuvuori’s last two matches ended in maximum sets, we are taking the over option here.
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 Ruusuvuori get his second win against Rublev this month?
Now that we’ve gotten our predictions for this match out of the way, let’s see how these players fared in the weeks leading up to this competition.
Emil Ruusuvuori last played at the Cincinnati Open a couple of weeks ago, where he lost to Alexei Popyrin in the round of 16. Interestingly, he faced today’s opponent in that tournament, defeating him in straight sets. Ruusuvuori will hope to make it two wins in as many encounters vs Rublev in August as he takes on the Russian player.
On the other hand, things have not gone too well for Andrey Rublev these past few weeks; he’s currently on a three-match losing run, winning just one set in that stretch. The former World number 5 will set his sights on a second round spot, and he’ll hope to avenge his Cincinnati Open loss to Emil Ruusuvuori.
Ruusuvuori vs Rublev head to head
This will be the fourth encounter between Emil Ruusuvuori and Andrey Rublev, their third clash in 2023, and their second meeting this month. Interestingly, although Rublev currently leads the head-to-head between these players with two wins, he lost to Ruusuvuori at the Cincinnati Open two weeks ago.
Key match details
- Venue: US Open’s Court 5.
- Time and date: Tuesday 29th August, not before 19:15 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: Andrey Rublev.
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