Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud will fight against each other in the Round Robin of the the Nitto ATP Finals for the 5th time in their career. They are scheduled to play on Friday at 9:00 pm on Center Court. In this post, we analyze their head to head performance and prediction.
Prediction, odds and live streaming
The pick for Tennis Tonic is Andrey Rublev who should win in 3 sets.
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Prediction and head to head Andrey Rublev vs. Casper Ruud
This will be the 5th time that Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud fight against each other. The head to head is 4-0 for Rublev (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on indoor hard courts.
The last time that they locked horns, Rublev won 6-3 7-5 in the semifinal in Monte carlo back in April 2021.
Highlights Andrey Rublev vs Casper Ruud – Monte carlo 17-April-2021
Ranked no. 5 (career-high), Andrey got to the Round Robin after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4.
Rublev has a solid win-loss record in the last 9 years having won 63% of his matches (324-188). 8-4 on indoor hard courts in 2021. Talking about his performance on the same surface of this tournament, Rublev has a compiled98-55 record in the last 9 years on indoor hard courts.
His best result of the year was conquering the title in in Rotterdam where he overcame Marton Fucsovics in the final 7-6(4) 6-4.
Andrey has an overall 49-21 win-loss record in 2021, 8-4 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).
Previously in the Nitto ATP Finals
Previously, his best result was reaching the Round Robin in 2020. See his history.
Ranked no. 8 (career-high), Casper reached the Round Robin after beating Cameron Norrie 1-6 6-3 6-4.
In the previous match against Norrie, Casper recovered from a 1-set down deficit before winning (1-6 6-3 6-4). During the match Ruud scored 78 points vs Norrie’s 75. Casper was quite aggressive to blast 35 winners.
Talking about serving, Ruud fired 10 aces and he was very steady in conceding no double faults for the entire match. Overall, Casper Ruud was very efficient on serve to win 78% (35/45) of his 1st serve and 54% (14/26) on the second serve. However, this didn’t prevent his to concede the serve twice. Casper broke Norrie twice after converting 40% of his break points (2/5).
His best result of the current season was winning the title in in Geneva where he defeated Denis Shapovalov in the final 7-6(6) 6-4 and in in Bastad where he defeated Federico Coria in the final 6-3 6-3 and in in Gstaad where he overcame Hugo Gaston in the final 6-3 6-2 and in in Kitzbuhel where he defeated Pedro Martinez Portero in the final 6-1 4-6 6-3 and in in San Diego where he overcame Cameron Norrie in the final 6-0 6-2.
Casper has an overall 54-16 win-loss record in 2021, 8-3 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).
Previously in the Nitto ATP Finals
Casper has never competed in this tournament before.
H2H Performance in the tournament
Matches, sets, games and points
Both Rublev and Ruud played 1 match. At the moment, Casper Ruud lost 1 set while Andrey Rublev hasn’t surrendered a set so far. Rublev has played 1 set(s) less than Ruud (2 vs 3). Therefore, Rublev played 6 games less than Ruud. The Russian scored 37 winners (51% of the total points). On the other side, Ruud bagged 35 winners (45%).
|Avg per match||9||10|
Rublev struck 9 aces . Ruud blasted 10 aces . Rublev won 90% points on his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 32% of the points. On the other side, Ruud won 78% of the points behind his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 54% of the points.
How they played the important points
Rublev broke his opponent twice with a 29% conversion rate. The Russian quite strong on his serve as he has never conceded a single service game after saving 0 break points. Ruud broke his opponent twice with a 40% conversion rate. The Norwegian conceded his serve twice and he saved 0% of the break points that he conceded.
|Score||6-3 6-2||6-4 6-4|
|% 1st in||–||68%||68%|
|% 1st pts||–||90%||90%|
|% 2nd pts||–||32%||32%|
|Score||1-6 6-3 6-4||7-64 6-2|
|% 1st in||63%||–||63%|
|% 1st pts||78%||–||78%|
|% 2nd pts||54%||–||54%|
Head 2 Head
Tennis Scores in Nitto ATP Finals
- Kevin Krawietz/Horia TecauKrawietz/Horia Tecau – Marcel Granollers/Horacio ZeballosGranollers/Horacio Zeballos (6-3 6-71 10-6) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Rajeev Ram/Joe SalisburyRam/Joe Salisbury – Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas MahutHerbert/Nicolas Mahut (6-77 6-0 13-11) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Casper RuudRuud – Cameron NorrieNorrie (1-6 6-3 6-4) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Novak DjokovicDjokovic – Andrey RublevRublev (6-3 6-2) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert FarahCabal/Robert Farah – Jamie Murray/Bruno SoaresMurray/Bruno Soares (6-2 6-4) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Marcel Granollers/Horacio ZeballosGranollers/Horacio Zeballos – Nikola Mektic/Mate PavicMektic/Mate Pavic (6-4 7-64) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Jannik SinnerSinner – Hubert HurkaczHurkacz (6-2 6-2) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Ivan Dodig/Filip PolasekDodig/Filip Polasek – Kevin Krawietz/Horia TecauKrawietz/Horia Tecau (7-62 7-5) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Daniil MedvedevMedvedev – Alexander ZverevZverev (6-3 6-73 7-66) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Andrey RublevRublev – Stefanos TsitsipasTsitsipas (6-4 6-4) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas MahutHerbert/Nicolas Mahut – Juan-Sebastian Cabal/Robert FarahCabal/Robert Farah (7-61 6-4) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Nikola Mektic/Mate PavicMektic/Mate Pavic – Kevin Krawietz/Horia TecauKrawietz/Horia Tecau (6-4 6-4) – Stats, scores, rankings
- Alexander ZverevZverev – Matteo BerrettiniBerrettini (7-67 1-0 ret.) – Stats, scores, rankings