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As tennis returns to China after a three-year hiatus, there is plenty to cheer about. Second round of the China Open puts forward an exciting contest as Argentine sensation Tomas Martin Etcheverry squares off against the resilient Norwegian, Casper Ruud.
Our favourite Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Casper Ruud – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Casper Ruud – match predictions
- 2 Thriller in Beijing as Etcheverry takes on Ruud in second round fiesta
- 3 Key match details
Ruud is seeded 7th at the event and makes the second-round appearance after defeating Jan-Lennard Struff. On the other hand, Etcheverry defeated Lloyd Harris to book his place.
2-0 to Casper Ruud @ 18/25 (1.72)
With both players aiming to make their mark in Beijing, this clash is poised to ignite the indoor courts with their competitive spirit and determination. Ruud is the overwhelming favourite and with good reason, he overcame Struff with ease while Etcheverry was involved a three-set battle with Harris. As they lock horns for the first time on the ATP tour, we believe the Norwegian will showcase his class and claim a straight-sets victory.
Under 21.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)
Etcheverry is 34-24 in 2023 with 25 of these wins coming on clay courts. The Argentine does not prefer to play on hard courts and this weakness was exploited by Harris in the first round. Ruud is of a higher pedigree and will not let the match stretch to 35 games like Etcheverry’s previous outing. Expect it to be a switch conclusion with Under 21.5 games being played.
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.
Thriller in Beijing as Etcheverry takes on Ruud in second round fiesta
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.
Tomas Martin Etcheverry preview
The Argentine has been making significant strides on the ATP Tour, particularly on outdoor clay courts. His recent form indicates a promising rise, highlighted by competitive battles against top-level opponents like Karen Khachanov and Stan Wawrinka. While he has been on the losing end of these brawls, Etcheverry will take these in stride and hope for better showings at the China Open.
He still is seeking his first top-10 victory and given Ruud’s tempramental displays, it adds an exciting dimension to his performance in Beijing.
Casper Ruud preview
The Norwegian talent has been on a journey to diversify his game beyond the clay courts. While his recent form may not yet match that of a top-10 player, he has shown glimpses of his potential with impressive performances. While he may not yet be considered a top-10 contender on this surface, his determination to compete makes him a tough competitor, especially for someone like Etcheverry, who is not as fluent on hard courts.
Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Casper Ruud head to head
The China Open’s second round sets the stage for an exciting clash between Tomas Martin Etcheverry and Casper Ruud, who have never crossed paths on the professional circuit.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 05:30 GMT on 1st October.
- Who is the top seed of the China Open? Carlos Alcaraz has the top billing at China Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning China Open champion? Dominic Thiem is the reigning China Open champion.
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