Marcos Giron vs Casper Ruud prediction and odds: Los Cabos Open 2024

Marcos Giron vs Casper Ruud
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Marco Giron and Casper Ruud are scheduled to meet in the Second Round of Los Cabos Open on Thursday, 22 February. Will we see Ruud justify his favourite tag or will Giron cause an upset? Find out from our Marcos Giron vs Casper Ruud prediction and preview right here.

Our favourite Marcos Giron vs Casper Ruud predictions

After a successful tour in the USA, Marcos Giron is in great form, but Casper Ruud is the better player on paper and sits much higher in the rankings than the American. So, who will prevail in this match?

Marcos Giron to win @ 23/20 (2.15)

While Casper Ruud is the favourite in this match, it is Marcos Giron who’s in great form after reaching the final at the Dallas Open and the semi-final at the Delray Beach Open. Meanwhile, Casper Ruud didn’t play any tournaments since his early exit in the Third Round of Australian Open, so we can see Giron snatching the win against the higher-ranked opponent in this one.

Number of sets: Two sets @ 11/20 (1.55)

This is a duel that should be very close and that usually means going into three sets, but we don’t see that happening. After all, Giron and Ruud have met twice before and both of those matches have ended in straight sets. Furthermore, eight of the last ten of Giron’s matches have ended in straight sets as well.

Marcos Giron vs Casper Ruud odds

Looking at the odds for this duel, it is clear that the bookies expect a close match, with Casper Ruud being the expected winner at 4/6 (1.67) odds, which implies a 60% probability. Meanwhile, Giron’s win comes with odds of 23/20 (2.05) and a 46.50% implied probability.

Los Cabos Open: Giron and Ruud looking for a win to get the H2H advantage

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Marcos Giron preview

After a disappointing tour in Australian, with first-round losses at both Auckland Open and Australian Open, Marcos Giron found his best form on his home turf, in the USA. First, he reached the final at Dallas Open, where he lost to Tommy Paul. Then, he got into Delray Beach Open semi-finals, where he lost to Taylor Fritz. Overall, Giron has a record of 8-4 in 2024 and he’s 44th on the ATP list at the moment.

Casper Ruud preview

The Norwegian started his 2024 season by appearing at the United Cup, where he recorded all three wins, after which he lost an exhibition match to Sinner. Then, Ruud went to Australian Open with high hopes, only to be eliminated in the Third Round against Cameron Norrie. Ruud only played one Davis Cup game since then, which he won, so his record in official matches this season is 6-1 and he’s currently ranked 12th on the ATP list.

Marcos Giron vs Casper Ruud head to head

As we mentioned before, these two players have only met twice so far. Their first meeting was in 2021 at the Paris Open, which Ruud won in straight sets (6-2, 6-1). Giron got back at him last year in Tokyo, also in straight sets (6-3, 6-4)

back in 2019 at Hertogenbosch Open. This is an ATP 250 tournament played on grass and Jordan Thompson beat Tommy Paul in that duel after losing the first set, 2-1 (3-6, 6-1, 6-4).

Key match details

Marcos Giron vs Casper Ruud
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  • Match Schedule – February 22nd, 01:00 GMT
  • Venue – Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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