Jan-Lennard Struff vs Casper Ruud prediction and odds: China Open 2023

Jan-Lennard Struff vs Casper Ruud prediction and odds: China Open 2023

Can the big-hitting German upset the 7th seed in the China Open? This match sees Struff take on Ruud in what should be a pretty entertaining game. And if you’re hoping to wager on this one, I suggest checking out my tennis predictions today right here.

Our favourite Jan-Lennard Struff vs Casper Ruud predictions

Casper Ruud is seeded 7th at the China Open, while Struff isn’t seeded. This is unsurprising since Ruud is ranked 9 in the world while Struff is ranked 22. However, Struff has beaten Ruud in all three of their previous meetings. So how will this match play out given these factors? Check out my two key ATP China Open predictions for Struff vs Ruud here:

Ruud to win @ 8/15 (1.53)

Because Casper Ruud has the kind of game that forces you to beat him with winners, I believe his natural consistency will pull him through here. Adding to that, Struff missed several months due to injury in the summer, and he has only just returned to the ATP Tour.

Struff +3.5 games handicap @ 4/7 (1.57)

While I’ve stated that Struff has been injured and only recently returned, he still has a very dangerous style of tennis. In fact, because of his big serve and his rather lethal forehand, he could push Casper Ruud close here. And if he manages to do that, I believe that it is logical to go for a +3.5 games handicap for Struff.

Jan-Lennard Struff vs Casper Ruud odds

Ruud has 8/15 odds at the moment to win this match, suggesting a 65.20% chance that he will beat Struff. In contrast, the probability of a win for Struff is 42.10% because of the 11/8 odds on him to win.

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.

Casper Ruud looking to grind past big-hitting German

This match is scheduled to take place very soon, so let me provide a preview of both Ruud and Struff before this game kicks off.

Jan-Lennard Struff preview

Struff has actually been playing the tennis of his life in 2023, as confirmed by his ranking of 22 in the world. Furthermore, he has beaten Casper Ruud on three out of three occasions. But his injury struggles will inevitably make him vulnerable to a loss here, especially given Ruud’s physical style of play. 

Casper Ruud preview

By his standards, Ruud has had a subpar season, and he lost a ton of points at the US Open, which has taken him down to 9 in the rankings. But since then, he most recently competed in the Laver Cup, and he looked to be playing solid tennis once again – beating Tommy Paul in straight sets. 

Struff vs Ruud head to head

As mentioned above, the head-to-head between Struff and Ruud is 3-0 in favour of the German. Two of these wins were on clay, and the most recent was when Struff beat Ruud at the 2023 Monte Carlo Masters. Then again, the other two wins were when Ruud wasn’t quite the player that he is today.

Key match details

Jan-Lennard Struff China Open

  • Match Schedule – September 28th, 03:00 GMT
  • Venue – Beijing, China
  • Viewing Options – Amazon Prime

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