World number 37, Casper Ruud of Norway will take on world number 92 Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland in the second round of the 2020 US Open. This match will be played on Thursday, September 3, and is yet to be scheduled. Get the live streaming options of this Casper Ruud v Emil Ruusuvuori match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Casper Ruud v Emil Ruusuvuori Head to Head
The pair have never faced each other on the tour. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two.
Ruud Coming off a Win After Being Two Sets Down
The 21-year-old was up against Mackenzie McDonald, the American wildcard player and it took the Norwegian five sets to finally get through to the second round. Ruud was down by two sets and had to dig deep to make a comeback win. This was his first-ever main draw victory at the Flushing Meadows and this win will surely give him a lot of confidence going forward.
With this win, Ruud is likely to achieve his best-ever ranking when the next set of rankings are announced. Currently, he is world number 37, just three short of his best-ever mark. This win will be even more special for Ruud because he has had a rather poor record on the hard courts.
He won his maiden title at Buenos Aires earlier this year and reached another final at Santiago. But both of those runs were on the clay courts. Now if he can continue his run at New York, he will head into the French Open high on confidence.
Ruusuvuori Also With a Surprise Five-Set Win
Just like his opponent, the 21-year-old player from Finland also notched up an impressive five-set win. It was against a much higher-ranked opponent but the 6’2″ player was on fine serving form and ended up going through to the second round.
Ruusuvuori has a very impressive record on the hard courts and is currently enjoying his highest ever ranking. In fact, he was outside the top 200 in the rankings at the start of the season. Another win here will be a huge boost to his confidence.
Ruusuvuori is an aggressive baseliner and likes to dictate the play from the deep. This is the first-ever appearance at the Flushing Meadows and he will be looking to continue his excellent season. But fatigue may be an issue for him considering he has already played five matches in the last 12 days and three of them went to maximum sets.
Casper Ruud v Emil Ruusuvuori Prediction & Tip
Both the players are coming off marathon five sets victories. Casper is the higher-ranked player but Ruusuvuori prefers the hard courts more. The Finnish player also has a better serve and will look to make the most of his height advantage. This could be another match that could go to the distance. The player who serves better will prevail.
Tip: Ruusuvuori to win in four sets: 7/2 (bet365)