On February 12, Casper Ruud will have to play his match against Roberto Carballes Baena. Ruud did not play on the ground for many months, but in the first match he clearly pleased his fans. After all, he did not even feel resistance from Pablo Andujar, but rather easily outplayed the Spaniard in all respects.
Will Casper continue to perform at this level? How will this confrontation end? – read in our prediction.
At what time does Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena play?
The game time is February 12, 2020, at 10:00 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Casper Ruud takes the 45th positions and Roberto Carballes Baena takes the 88th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Casper Ruud have?
Casper Ruud has won 80% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Roberto Carballes Baena have?
Roberto Carballes Baena has won 74% of the games as a favorite.
For several years, Ruud has been training at the Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy. And the success is more than obvious, since the Norwegian during this time made a tremendous breakthrough in the ranking (he was in the top 200, and now in the top 50) and began to compete successfully in the ATP round. Recently, Casper has even improved results on fast coverages. All this is due to the fact that he significantly improved his serve and after each killer first ball or lumbago began to practice the style of serve and volley.
In the previous round, Ruud played his first match on the ground. Despite this circumstance, the Norwegian showed an excellent game and easily beat Pablo Andujar (6-2, 6-3). Casper acted well in the game on the back line and made little mistakes. It looks like he’s in great shape now.
In 2019, Ruud did not play in the main draw of this tournament, as he failed to qualify. But after that, the representative of Norway played excellently in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where he reached the quarter-finals and semifinals, respectively.
Roberto Carballes Baena
Carballes Baena, although it is in the top 100, but still most of the playing time is spent on Challengers. The reason is that the Spaniard can’t add and begin to compete in the ATP round, so he drops to weaker tournaments in order to gain points. In addition, Roberto is completely dependent on the coating and if he performs somewhere in the final stages, then this is only on the ground. In his game, the tennis player focuses on reliability, as he goes behind the back line and breaks all the balls that fly in his direction, thereby waiting for mistakes from opponents.
In the capital of Argentina, Carballes Baena came to defend his last year’s quarterfinal. So far, he is doing pretty well. In the first round, the Spaniard unexpectedly managed to beat the current champion of these competitions Marco Cecchinato (6-4, 7-6). True, this was not difficult to do, since the Italian is not in the best shape.
A year ago, Roberto reached the quarter finals here, where he lost to the same Cecchinato. Now the representative of Spain managed to take revenge.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Tennis players intersected three times on the court. A slight advantage is on the side of Casper Ruud, who managed to win two victories. However, none of the matches ended quickly, but rather took place in a bitter struggle.
- In full-time meetings, the score is 2-1 in favor of Ruud.
- In all personal meetings, rivals played at least 25 games.
- Ruud won 28 matches last season on clay. Carballes Baena – 30.
Carballes Baena unexpectedly outplayed Ceccinato. But it should be noted that much for the opponent did Marco himself, who hardly interrupted the ball through the net. Ruud will not give such gifts, since he confidently serves and with minimal marriage acts in draws. And this will be enough to go to the next round.
In the previous match, Ruud not only played excellently on the back line, but also filed for departure. The Spaniard has problems with this component of the game. In general, the Norwegian liked the game more. Given the fact that in face-to-face meetings the advantage is on the side of Casper, we believe that he will once again defeat Carballes Baena.
Our prediction is the victory of Casper Ruud.