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Ruud vs Rune Roland Garros Predictions

Today is the second day of the men’s quarter-finals at Roland Garros. Of course, we already know who will be playing in the semi-finals from the top half. However, with two quarter-finals left to go in the bottom half, there is still plenty of action to unfold. On that note, the night session on Philippe Chatrier tonight will involve a clash between Casper Ruud and Holger Rune. 

Most people expected Casper Ruud to make it to this stage. But in the case of Holger Rune, he really is a surprise quarter-finalist. Then again, he has managed to beat players like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov to get to this point. So clearly, he is playing some fantastic tennis. With that said, there is not much point in looking backwards once you get to this point in the tournament.

Ruud vs Rune Predictions

Instead, many tennis fans are looking to the future to see how this one might play out. And this is why I’ve put together my Ruud vs Rune tips and predictions for tonight’s game right here.

Rune vs Ruud Tips and Predictions – Ruud to Take the Win

At the end of the day, I really do feel like Casper Ruud will take the win in this particular game. There is no doubt that Holger Rune is a great player and an exciting prospect. But given his lack of experience at the highest level, I don’t think that his fairytale will continue beyond the quarter-final stage. And I’ve given my reasons for this right here:

Ruud’s Clay Court Prowess

One of the major factors in my decision to go for Casper Ruud here is due to his overall clay-court prowess. Most tennis fans are aware that Casper Ruud is one of the top clay-court players in the world at the moment. And this is the case due to how he actually plays the game. He’s able to hit incredibly heavy from both backhand and forehand wings. And he is able to structure points while using every corner of the court to get the job done. 

Previous Meetings Between the Two

In order to come up with any reliable predictions for tennis matches, it’s always important to look at the head-to-head records. With these two, Casper Ruud currently has a 3-0 head-to-head lead over Holger Rune. As it happens, all of their previous meetings have been on clay, and Ruud has yet to lose a set against Rune. All of these meetings have occurred within the last 18 months as well, which makes the head-to-head statistics relevant in this case.

As for the most recent match between these guys, Ruud managed to beat him in Monte Carlo by a score of 7-6, 7-5.

Ruud’s Recent Clay Court Form

By his standards, Casper Ruud hasn’t exactly had the best clay-court season. But like all of the top players in our sport, it seems that he has peaked in time for the main event. I say this because Ruud won in Geneva the week prior to the French Open. And now that he is in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, he is actually on an 8 match win-streak!

About the author

Gavin Davison

Gavin is a full-time copywriter based in the United Kingdom. He has previously played NCAA college tennis in the USA and competed in many international events throughout his younger days. He still plays competitively and follows both the ATP & WTA Tours closely. His favourite player is Roger Federer.

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