In one of the matches on February 10, Casper Ruud will play with Pablo Andujar. Which player will win? – read in our prediction.
At what time does the Casper Ruud vs Pablo Andujar play?
The game time is February 10, 2020, at 06:50 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Casper Ruud takes the 45th positions and Pablo Andujar takes the 58th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses do the Casper Ruud have?
Casper Ruud has won 64% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does the Pablo Andujar have?
Pablo Andujar has won 59% of the games as a favorite.
Ruud slowly but surely reaches a new level with every season. Now the tennis player is close to getting into the top 50, but in order to stay in top positions better, he needs to add on all types of coatings, because Casper is clearly dependent on slow courts. The Norwegian designed all his best results and victories on the ground. Last year, he did not work out with tournaments in Argentina, because Casper left them in qualification. But then, Ruud shot sharply and began to regularly perform in the final stages (in Houston, the tennis player even fought for the main trophy, but lost to Garin). Also, one cannot help recalling his game at Roland Garros, where Ruud defeated Gulbis, Berrettini and managed to impose a fight on Federer.
For Ruud, this will be the first ground match of the season. Before that, he played exclusively on hard. In the ATR Cup, the Norwegian managed to beat John Isner and Fabio Fognini, but after that he began a black streak. Casper lost to Daniil Medvedev with the score 3-6, 6-7. Not in the best way he performed in Auckland and the Australian Open, losing to Hugo Umber and Yegor Gerasimov, respectively.
In 2019, Ruud did not play in the main draw of Buenos Aires, as he did not qualify. In the decisive match, he lost to Rogerio Dutra Silva.
Andujar is an experienced fighter, he is more than ten years older than his opponent and has a lot of practice on clay courts. Pablo specializes in slow coverage, so he tries to ignore hard and grass tournaments. This season, the Spaniard received playing practice on the ground, so he has privileges in the next match (Andujar defeated Filip Horansky in Cordoba and spent three sets with Ramos).
Andujar won his first victory of the season only at the tournament in Cordoba. In the first round of these competitions he managed to get through Filip Horansky (6-2, 6-2). But already in the next match, the Spaniard sheathed a racket. Pablo failed to cope with Albert Ramos (4-6, 7-6, 3-6).
It is worth noting that before the dirt season, Andujar held several fights on hard. But in all he was defeated, losing to Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez and Michael Mmoh.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Last year, Andujar beat Ruud in two sets on the ground.
- In 2019, Casper won 28 matches on this surface. Pablo – 29.
- Ruud has won two out of five games this season.
- Andujar scored just one victory in his last five meetings.
Ruud is progressing, last year he qualified for the Youth Final tournament, showed that he can add not only on the ground, but also play confidently on fast courts. Casper has a powerful pitch, it can sharpen from forehand, break well from backhand, dictate the pace of the game. In this match, Andujar will try to crush the opponent with experience and provide decent resistance.
Unlike the Norwegian, Andujar has already managed to shoot at the Argentine courts. In this regard, he will have an advantage. Last year, the Spaniard already beat Ruud. We believe that this time Pablo will be able to defeat the Scandinavian.
Our prediction is the victory of Pablo Andujar