Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: Prediction and Betting Tips
Novak Djokovic looking for his sixth career title
Novak Djokovic was one match away from making history in the US Open final. Remarkably had the world number one won that match, it would have been his 21st Grand Slam title. That would be a world record. Moreover, Djokovic would have won is fourth of the year. Needless to say at 34, the Serb is still so much in control of world tennis in the midst of a very talented young generation.
Still, despite all his achievements this season, 2021 was not Djokovic’s best year of his career. However, the world number one is entering the finals on a high after winning the Paris Open last week. In fact, Novak beat two players in the top ten, Hurkacz and Medvedev who will be the Serb’s biggest threat in his quest to clinch his sixth title.
Casper Ruud in a tough opening match
Casper Ruud is enjoying the best season of his career as he reached a career-high eighth place in the ATP rankings. To point out, Ruud won five titles this year and is on a 50/15 win/loss record. Notably, Norwegian is the first player from his country to reach the Tour Finals. Also, Ruud’s best result in a Grand Slam was reaching the round of 16 in the Australian Open this year.
Recently, the 22-year-old suffered to pass the third round of the last two tournaments in Vienna and Paris. Hence, the Norwegian is not in his best form. During this year, Ruud beat a top-five player just once and that was Tsitsipas in Madrid on clay. According to his record on the surfaces, the world number eight had more wins on clay than on hard courts.
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Key Points
- Djokovic won 86.6 % of his service games this year
- The world number one played on average 28.6 games per match
- Ruud played on average 23.4 games per match in 2021
- The Norwegian won 71.3% of the points behind his first serve
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Pediction
It comes as no surprise that Novak Djokovic is the clear favorite to win this match with odds of 1.12 at Vbet. And this is justified by the fact that Djokovic is in a much better form.
Moreover, looking at their recent matches, Novak has just one defeat in the last 12 matches. While Ruud has two defeats in the last six matches. Also, Djokovic won the only h2h before to date with a 2-0 win in Rome last year.
The odds are very low for most of the markets in this match. Hence, we will choose a combined bet of the outright winner and total games with better odds.
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Betting Tips
Djokovic to win and 21.5 games 1.73 at Vbet
Over 19.5 games 1.65 at Vbet
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