Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Casper Ruud will attempt to conquer Cincinnati after two inconsistent performances in Hamburg and Toronto. Before he can even consider a title, he must deal with an old foe, Australian Max Purcell.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud – match predictions

Keep reading to get the best Cincinnati Open betting tips and tennis prediction for today.

Ruud to win 2-0

The first meeting between the two was a two-set match. Casper Ruud’s level has since climbed to become one of the greatest in the world, whilst Max Purcell has never risen higher than 60th in the ATP rankings. I believe the Norwegian will outperform herself this time and win in straight sets.

Under 22.5 total games  

The first time the two met, they played a tiebreak, and the second set finished after 12 games. This time, I don’t believe there will be as much parity, and that the gap between the two will be significant. That is why I believe there will be fewer than 22.5 games.

Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud preview

Previous Cincinnati Open predictions are supported by a thorough overview and analysis of Max Purcell versus Casper Ruud.

Max Purcell 

The Australian tennis player has 45 wins and 17 defeats on her record. However, he has had the most success in Challenger tournaments, where he has appeared in six finals and won three titles.

However, his performance in major competitions has been dismal, as he has only made it past the first round three times. Purcell has made three appearances in Cincinnati, including the qualifying round.

Casper Ruud

This season, the Norwegian tennis player has been involved in a number of tournaments. Last season, he concluded with 52 victories, three crowns, and four finals in the season’s most major competitions.

He has yet to win an ATP 250 title this year, and his season highlight was reaching the final at Roland Garros, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. Due to his lack of success this season, he has dropped from second to seventh in the ATP rankings.

Purcell vs Ruud Head to Head

The last time the two players met was five years ago. Both had difficulty taking advantage on that occasion, therefore the game lasted more than an hour and a half. Ruud managed to win the game after 25 games.

23/08/18 Ruud beat Purcell 7-6 7-5 (US Open, hardcourt)

Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud match details

Cincinnati Open
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  • Casper Ruud is favourite to win according to most bookmakers.
  • The venue chosen for this match is Centre Court
  • The match is set on Wednesday, August 16th at 17:30

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