Emil Ruusuvuori, who is rated 51st in the world, will be Alexander Bublik‘s opponent in the second round of the 2022 Moselle Open on Thursday.
Furness was defeated by Bublik in the third set tiebreaker and over two and a half innings for a victory and a spot in the round of 16 for Bublik. A 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory for Bublik in a match in which both players were broken five times was made possible by his improved serving in the second and third sets. Bublik significantly improved in the second set, as he dropped only two first serve points, after winning 18 of his 24 first serve points in the first. In the final, the field was reduced from 25 to 18 once again, but he maintained his composure to win.
Ruusuvuori has been unable to move quickly and lacks any sort of rhythm in his play. And his results reflect it; over the past three months, Ruusuvuori has only won seven games and lost nine others. That’s why the victory he had over Jiri Lehecka in straight sets was exactly what he needed to give him some breathing room before this round of 16 encounter. In an hour and 31 minutes, Ruusuvuori defeated his opponent 6-4, 6-4. He did it by breaking serve twice in the first set and once in the ninth game to win. He just needed one more break of service to take the second set on his third match point, which came in the third game of the second set.
Alexander Bublik vs Emil Ruusuvuori Match Details
Tournament: US Open
Date: September 22, 2022
Venue: San Diego, California, United States
Round: Second round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $612,000
Alexander Bublik vs Emil Ruusuvuori Head-to-Head Record
These two players have met twice before, and Ruusuvuori has won both encounters in straight sets. On Barcelona’s clay courts, Ruusuvuori defeated Bublik in the most recent match.
Alexander Bublik vs Emil Ruusuvuori Prediction
Expect a competitive match that either goes into a third set or features two gruelling sets between two players who are off of form. However, Ruusuvuori might have the slight advantage here because of his recent run of good form.
Prediction: Ruusuvuori to win in 3 sets
Alexander Bublik Last three performances
- Moselle Open: First round- b. Furness 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(5)
- US Open: Second round- l. Carreno 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-7(5)
- US Open: First round- b. Gaston 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Emil Ruusuvuori Last three performances
- Moselle Open: First round: b. Lehecka 6-4, 6-4
- US Open: First round- l. Draper 4-6, 3-6, 3-6
- Winston Salem Open: First round- Mannarino 4-6, 1-6
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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