World No. 7 Casper Ruud will square off against lucky loser Corentin Moutet in the fourth round of the 2022 US Open on Sunday.
By overcoming Kyle Edmund and Tim van Rijthoven, Ruud advanced to the third round, where he faced up against 29th seed Tommy Paul. The Norwegian got off to a fast start, taking the first set 4-1. The score was then tied after his opponent won three straight games. After triumphing in the decisive tie-break, he claimed the set. In the fourth set, both players maintained consistency on serve all the way to the finish. In order to win the set and force a decider, Paul broke the Norwegian’s serve in the last game of the set. Ruud delivered a bagel to win the match 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-0 and became the first player to go to the fourth round of the US Open.
As a fortunate loser, Corentin Moutet qualified for the main draw. Prior to Stan Wawrinka’s first-round retirement due to injury, he enjoyed a two-set advantage over the Swiss player. The 21st seed Botic van de Zandschulp was then upset by him, setting up a third-round matchup with Pedro Cachin. In the first three minutes of the game, Moutet moved out to a 3-1 lead and earned another break of serve to take the lead. Cachin answered by claiming the second set to square the match. In the fourth set, Cachin took the first four games before Moutet took the next three. After winning the final four games of the set, the Frenchman went on to win the match 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Casper Ruud vs Corentin Moutet Match Details
Tournament: US Open
Date: September 4 2022
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Round: Round of 16
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $60,102,000
Casper Ruud vs Corentin Moutet Head-to-Head Record
This will be the first meeting between them, so the head-to-head stands at 0-0 for now.
Casper Ruud vs Corentin Moutet Prediction
Being more proactive in his games these days has paid off for Ruud. He has always been a great defender, but lately he’s become much more aggressive. At times, he tries to end points quickly, and his groundstrokes are as steady as ever. While Moutet has thus far displayed some talent on the court, it hasn’t been enough to overcome the Norwegian.
Prediction: Ruud to win in straight sets
Casper Ruud Last three performances
- US Open: Round of 32- b. Paul 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-0
- US Open: Round of 64- b. van Rijthoven 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
- US Open: Round of 128- b. Edmund 6-3, 7-5, 6-2
Corentin Moutet Last three performances
- US Open: Round of 32- b. Cachin 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
- US Open: Round of 64- b. van de Zandschulp 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
- US Open: Round of 128- b. Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6(7) (Walkover)
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV