In the first semifinal of the Buenos Aires tournament, Casper Ruud will play against Juan Ignacio Londero. Will the Argentine reach the final of the tournament at home? – Read in our prediction.
At what time are Casper Ruud and Juan Ignacio Londero to play?
The game time is February 15, 2020, at 5:00 PM (GMT).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Casper Ruud takes the 45th position and Juan Ignacio Londero takes the 69th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Casper Ruud have?
Casper Ruud has won 52.7% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Juan Ignacio Londero have?
Juan Ignacio Londero has won 47.8% of the games as a favorite.
The Norwegian tennis player is only 21 years old, but this has not prevented him from showing an incredible level of play over the last two seasons. Ruud now controls the 45th position in the APR. The Norwegian prize money is $ 1,451,115. Casper’s favorite coating is slow clay. On the ground during his career, the representative of Norway won 127 battles and lost in 73 matches.
Ruud confidently moves through the tournament grid of these competition. Despite the fact that he has not played on the ground before this year, he gets his wins quite easily. In the first two rounds, the Norwegian coped with Pablo Andujar (6-2, 6-3) and Roberto Carbales-Baena (6-0, 6-1). But in the quarter-finals, Casper forced a cover on Dushan Lajovic’s racket (7-5, 6-1).
In the first game against Dusan Lajovic the main fight unfolded, the breaks were exchanged at the beginning of the game, then up to 12 games they went on their innings, until Rud made a break in the ending, winning, thus, the game (7-5). In the second set of the fight was not, Lajovic does not seem to have departed from the lost 12 games of the first game and while in a stupor, Casper quickly made two breaks and won the set with a score of (6-2).
In 2019, Ruud did not play in the main Buenos Aires net, but reached the quarter finals of the competition in Rio de Janeiro. Casper is waiting for the protection of rating points next week.
Juan Ignacio Londero
Last season, the Argentine athlete won the competition in Cordoba (clay, prize money: $ 589,680) and broke into the TOP-50. At the moment Londero is in 69th position and has 807 points in assets. Juan Ignacio’s prize pool is $ 1,226,242. Argentine is a 100% clay player here on the tournament.
Londero failed to defend his title in Cordoba. Last week, he flew into the quarterfinals of those competitions, losing to Laszlo Gyore. However, in Buenos Aires, Juan Ignacio managed to avenge the offender by beating the Serbs with a score of (6-7, 6-2, 6-1). In addition to winning over Gyore, the Argentine also passed Filip Horansky (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) and Guido Pelle.
It was quite an unexpected result in a match agaist his compatriot Guido Pelle, as Guido was seeded No. 2 in this tournament, and Londero, though not without a fight, but beated the higher-ranked opponent in 2 games (6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
A year ago, Londero scratched the racket in the first round of Buenos Aires, losing in two sets to Joao Sousa.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In head-to-head meetings, the score is 1-0 in favor of Ruud.
- Casper has not yet lost a single set in this tournament..
- Last year, the Norwegian won 27 matches on the ground.
Ruud is the favorite of the match, and it is quite natural. The Norwegian athlete literally does not notice his opponents in the current tournament. Casper is in stunning shape and craves victories. But he has won only two tournaments in his career: one Challenger and one Futures. This indicates that Ruud will definitely try to win the title in Buenos Aires.
Londero is a decent contender. However, the Argentine is very unstable and sometimes makes absolutely ridiculous mistakes.
Our prediction is the victory of Casper Ruud.