Holger Rune vs Casper Ruud: Holger Rune and fourth-seed Casper Ruud will lock horns with each other in the second semi-final of the Italian Open on Saturday (May 20).
In the quarterfinal, the Dane produced a huge upset when he downed World No.1 Novak Djokovic in three sets. The 20-year-old has advanced to at least three semi-finals of his past six Masters 1000 events. His only trophy this season came in the Bavarian International tournament. Also Read: Novak Djokovic Scripts UNWANTED Record After Quarterfinal Loss To Holger Rune In Italian Open
Like Rune, the Norweigean will also be eyeing his second title of the season. His first title came at the Estoril Open. He defeated the likes of Francisco Cerundolo, Laslo Djere, Alexander Bublik, and Arthur Rinderknech in the previous rounds of the Italian Open.
Holger Rune vs Casper Ruud head-to-head
Ruud leads Rune 4-0 in their head-to-head series.
Holger Rune vs Casper Ruud prediction
Rune holds a 12-2 record on clay this season and will be super confident after outclassing Djokovic in the previous round through his explosive game. But Rune has struggled against Ruud in the past. The four victories over Rune came on clay court only.
Prediction: Ruud to win in three sets.
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Holger Rune’s last three performances
- Italian Open 2023: Quarterfinals-Rune beat Novak Djokovic 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 16- Rune beat Alexei Poyrin 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 32- Rune beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-2.
Casper Ruud’s last three performances
- Italian Open 2023: Quarterfinals- Ruud beat Francisco Cerundolo 7-6(7-5), 6-4.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 16- Ruud beat Laslo Djere 6-1, 6-3.
- Italian Open 2023: Round of 32- Ruud beat Alexander Bublik 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(7-0).
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
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