The final of the tournament in Buenos Aires would be quite unexpected, as Casper Ruud and Pedro Sousa, who were not considered to be the favourits. The match will take place on 16 February. Who will win the title? – Read in our prediction.
At what time are Pedro Sousa and Casper Ruud to play?
The game time is February 16, 2020, at 6:00 PM (GMT).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Pedro Sousa takes the 145th position and Casper Ruud takes the 45th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Pedro Sousa have?
Pedro Sousa has won 37.5% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Casper Ruud have?
Casper Ruud has won 53.3% of the games as a favorite.
An absolute sensation on the tournament, the 31-year-old Portuguese is ranked 145th in the ATP rankings. In the current tournament he could not overcome the qualification, losing to Bagnis, but reached the 1/16 finals as a lucky loser.
In the first two rounds Souza’s opponents were the tennis players from outside the top 100. But even with the number 471 in the ATP ranking Diaz Acosta Pedro lost one game. Kovalik was defeated in two sets, but the victory was not an easy one (7-6, 7-6). Pedro’s only serious opponent was Thiago Monteiro, whom he defeated 7-6, 6-4. In the semi-final, Sousa was very lucky: Diego Schwartzman refused to go on the court, as a result of which the Portuguese automatically made it to the final.
21-year-old Casper Ruud reached the final of the tournament in Buenos Aires and due to this he makes his debut in the top 40 and will rise at least 38th ATP rankings (34th if he wins).
Thus, Ruud will surpass the achievement of his father Christian, who was the most highly ranked tennis player in Norwegian history by becoming the world’s 39th racket in 1995.
Casper is on the list of the world’s fifty strongest tennis players. His favourite court type is clay. This season Casper has 6 victories and 3 losses. In the first three rounds of the current tournament Ruud easily defeated Andjuhar, Carbells Baena and Lajovic without giving his opponents a single set. In the semifinals, the Norwegian representative won over the local Londero. The Argentine won the first set and led 5-3 in the second, but did not beat his opponent. As a result, the match ended in favor of Ruud (4:6, 7:5, 6:1) .
Betting Tips Statistics
- Sousa and Ruud met three times on the court. The score is 2-1 in favor of the Portuguese.
- This year, on clay, Pedro won six matches. Casper four.
It’s incredible that the Portuguese got to the final round of the competition this year. Looking at his game in the current tournament, it seemed that many of Sousa’s rivals simply were not motivated to play tennis. During his professional career, the highest place of Pedro was the 99th position. Pedro is inferior to his future opponent in almost all indicators without any exception. Our experts do not see reasonable objectives why should Sousa take the set from Ruud whose rhythm is more than confident.
Our prediction is the victory of Casper Ruud.