Tournament: French Open 2022.
Date: June 1, 2022.
Venue: Paris, France.
Category: Grand Slam.
Surface: Outdoor clay.
Prize money: €21,256,800.
Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel, NBC Sports and Peacock TV | Canada - TSN | UK - Eurosport | India - Sony Ten and Sony LIV.
Casper Ruud vs Holger Rune preview
World No. 8 Casper Ruud will square off against Danish teenager Holger Rune in the quarterfinals of the 2022 French Open on Wednesday.
Ruud won the Geneva Open in the lead-up to the French Open and has continued his rich vein of form in Paris. He's the first Norwegian man to make it to the quarterfinals of the French Open but has had to put in quite a shift to get there.
In the first round, Ruud ousted the spirited Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets. A straight-sets victory over Emil Ruusuvuori set up a round-of-32 clash with Lorenzo Sonego. Ruud lost two of the first three sets against the Italian, but held his nerve to win it in five.
The 23-year-old put in an excellent performance against Hubert Hurkacz in the Round of 16, converting six out of 10 break points to win 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Holger Rune is also having a dream run on his debut at the French Open. The 19-year-old made it to his first quarterfinal at a Grand Slam after taking out last year's finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Both players looked nervous at the start of their fourth-round encounter. The Dane found himself 3-1 down before turning things around to win the first set. Rune failed to take break point opportunities early in the second and was made to pay as Tsitsipas broke him and served out the set.
Rune found his rhythm again in the third and fourth sets, winning them to secure the biggest victory of his blossoming career.
Casper Ruud vs Holger Rune head-to-head
Ruud leads Rune 3-0 in the head-to-head. His most recent win came at the 2022 Monte-Carlo Masters in two tight sets.
Casper Ruud vs Holger Rune odds
(All odds sourced by BetMGM)
Casper Ruud vs Holger Rune prediction
Casper Ruud will head into the contest as the favorite, considering his flawless record against Rune. But the teenager will be high on confidence after his victory over Tsitsipas on Monday.
Ruud is a seasoned claycourter. The Norwegian has a useful serve and uses his forehand to finish off points. He has found the perfect mix of aggression and caution, and is a handful for any opponent on clay.
Rune is a bundle of energy and plays an aggressive brand of tennis. The Dane caused Tsitsipas a lot of problems with his angled crosscourt forehand, which set him up nicely to finish points at the net. He is also able to generate exceptional power off his backhand as well and plays the drop shot with regularity.
Both players have made the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time in their careers. While Rune will look to get out of the blocks quickly, Ruud has the defensive skills to keep him at bay and progress to the last four in Paris.
Pick: Ruud to win in four sets.
Also Check Out :- French Open 2022 Results