Casper Ruud vs. Holger Rune French Open Odds, Pick, Preview (June 1)
John Berry/Getty. Pictured: Casper Ruud.
- Casper Ruud is favored to beat Holger Rune in the French Open quarterfinals.
- Luke Holmberg evaluates the match and offers his best bet.
- Read on to see where he feels the value lies in the Wednesday afternoon match.
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Ruud vs. Rune Odds
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Casper Ruud and Holger Rune will both make their Grand Slam quarterfinal debuts tomorrow.
Matching up for the fourth time, Ruud leads 3-0 thus far and has not dropped a set against the Dane. However, their most recent battle in Monte Carlo this year was the closest, with Rune pushing Ruud to a 7-6, 7-5 scoreline.
As the 19-year-old walks on to the biggest stage of his career, and Ruud looks to finally make a breakthrough at a Slam, who will hold their nerves the best?
Let’s dive in.
Rune Making A Name For Himself
Rune is solidifying himself in the next generation of talent. Having dominated the challenger tour in past seasons, Holger Rune is making the jump onto the ATP tour in a big way.
Following a title at the Sanremo Challenger, he won the ATP 250 in Munich without dropping a set. He then followed that up with a semi-final in Lyon and arrived in Roland Garros in peak form.
Rune has been nothing but impressive at the French Open. Having dropped only one set so far, he has dismissed top tier players in Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov with relative comfort.
Although he has played lights out, will the big stage catch up to him here and cause some tentative play in his game?
Ruud Taking Advantage Of Favorable Draw
Ruud could not have asked for a more favorable draw. He has had to play some tough opponents, but for a run to a Slam quarterfinal on clay, this was ideal.
Despite the easier draw, Ruud has not been without a fair share of adversity on his path to arriving in the quarterfinals.
In the first round, he was about to be pushed to five sets against a retiring Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before an injury limited the Frenchman. In the third round, he had to come from 2-1 sets down against Lorenzo Sonego.
Ruud has become one of the most dominant clay-courters in the past year and now he should be very happy with his quarterfinal matchup against a familiar opponent that he has not dropped a set to.
Two players arrive on the biggest stage of their life.
These two clay-courters hit a big ball and look to dominate the point with their forehand.
Playing in the night session with slower conditions, this will dampen the impact of their cannon serves and forehands and force the players to showcase shot-making in extended rallies.
If their last meeting is anything to go off of, this match should be a tight battle, and I believe it will be.
I expect both players to arrive with some nerves and have lapses where errors fly. Count on either player leading in a set or by sets to struggle to put this match away, making the total a good spot.
Pick: Over 36.5 Games (-130 via DraftKings)