On February 28, Casper Ruud will try to reach the semifinals of the Santiago tournament. But to do so, he has to beat Federico Delbonis. Will the Norwegian be able to do that? – Read in our prediction.

At what time are Federico Delbonis and Casper Ruud to play?
The game time is February 28, 2020, at 12:00 PM (UTC-3).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Federico Delbonis takes the 85th position and Casper Ruud takes the 38th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Delbonis have?
Federico Delbonis has won 46.8% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Ruud have?
Casper Ruud has won 53.2% of the games as a favorite.

Federico Delbonis

Federico Delbonis did not miss a single tournament on clay in February. Before the start in Santiago, he could not win more than one match. Only in Chile, the Argentine tennis player played and passed two rounds.

Delbonis’s rivals were Martin Klizan and Salvatore Caruso. In each of these matches, the Argentine tennis player was the favorite. Both times he confirmed that status. And in both the first and second matches Federico won one of the sets very confidently, and in one of the games he played a tie-break.

It should be noted that Delbonis played unconfidently. Klizan and Caruso had enough chances for breaks. He gave up his serve twice. He had an advantage at the expense of the reception (more than 40% of the points he scored).

It will be harder to play against Kasper Ruud at the reception. The Norwegian has a powerful first serve, has high figures on the accuracy of the first ball hit.

If in 2017, when Ruud was just trying to make a name for himself at the ATP level, Delbonis was stronger on the ground in Sao Paulo (7-5, 6-3), it was Kasper who won last season in qualifying as a Cincinnati master (6-7, 7-5, 6-3).

Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud’s is ranked 38th in ATP and for the second season in a row showed his best side at the February clay tournaments in South America. In the 2019 season, the Norwegian made it to the ATP-500 quarterfinals in Rio de Janeiro and the semifinals in Sao Paulo.

This time in Buenos Aires, the Norwegian tennis player won his first trophy at the ATP-250 tournament. Moreover, he went through a hurricane on the tournament schedule, giving only one set for five matches. Ruud couldn’t continue as successfully for the second consecutive game week in Rio de Janeiro, losing to Magera (6-7, 5-7) at the start.

The pause was in Ruud’s favor. He recovered and prepared for the start in Santiago. Kasper started with the second round of sowing as the second number. He managed to overcome resistance of Alejandro Tabilo (6-4, 7-5) in two sets. Let’s pay attention to the performance on his serve Ruud in this match:

Casper has 79% of the first goal scored and 77% of the points scored. The numbers are excellent for clay. He only once gave his serve for the match. The opponent took only 33% of the points at the reception.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • In face-to-face meetings, the score is still 1-1.
  • Last year, on hard, Ruud defeated Delbonis in three sets.
Federico DelbonisvsCasper Ruud
85ATP Rank38
29 (1990.10.05)Age21 (1998.12.22)
Azul, ArgentinaBirthplaceOslo, Norway
Azul, ArgentinaResidenceOslo, Norway
6’4″ (193 cm)Height6’0″ (183 cm)
198 lbs (90 kg)Weight170 lbs (77 kg)
Left-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandTwo-Handed
2007Turned Pro2015
3/5YTD Won/Lost7/4
0YTD Titles1
124/146CAREER W/L47/44
2Career Titles1
$4,169,076Career Prize Money$1,817,873

Singles Service Record

Federico DelbonisSingles Service Record on hardCasper Ruud
374Aces134
306Double Faults72
59%1st Serve67%
69%1st Serve Points Won69%
51%2nd Serve Points Won50%
605Break Points Faced188
62%Break Points Saved62%
1,002Service Games Played334
77%Service Games Won79%
62%Total Service Points Won63%

Singles Return Record

Federico DelbonisSingles Return Record on hardCasper Ruud
24%1st Serve Return Points Won20%
50%2nd Serve Return Points Won48%
450Break Points Opportunities130
36%Break Points Converted37%
1,026Return Games Played332
16%Return Games Won14%
34%Return Points Won31%
48%Total Points Won48%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinner
2017Sao PauloOutdoor ClayR16Federico Delbonis
2019ATP Masters 1000 CincinnatiOutdoor HardQ2Casper Ruud

Delbonis vs Ruud Predictions

The current rivals are about equal in strength.The only clay head-to-head of tennis players, which took place in 2017 in Sao Paulo. Then Delbonis confidently defeated Casper in two sets (7-5, 6-3). Of course, two years passed, the Norwegian has grown. However, this does not mean that Ruud will have no problem dealing with such an experienced primer player as Federico.

  • Our prediction: Casper Ruud Will Win.