Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: World No.3 Novak Djokovic will face Norway’s Casper Ruud in the final of the 2023 French Open on Sunday (June 11) on Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Surprisingly, Djokovic to come extent was considered an underdog in front of World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinal because the latter has been playing some great tennis this year. But the Serb ended the 20-year-old’s campaign with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1, 6-1 win to get an inch closer to lifting his record 23rd Grand Slam.
Last year, Casper Ruud faced Rafael Nadal, the most successful Roland Garros winner who has lifted a record 14 Grand Slams. And this year, it’s the 22nd Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic. Ruud will be the underdog here and he will be doing his best to beat the 36-year-old. In the semi-final, the Norwegian easily defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in just two hours and three minutes to storm into his successive Roland Garros final. Also Read: Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic Match prediction, head-to-head, preview, and live telecast | French Open 2023
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud match details
- Tournament: 2023 French Open
- Date: Sunday, June 11
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Outdoor clay
- Round: Final
- Category: Grand Slam
- Prize money: €49,600,000
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud head-to-head
The duo has faced each other four times and Djokovic emerged victorious in all of the matches. Their last meeting was the 2022 ATP Finals which the Serb won 7-5, 6-3.
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud prediction
Undoubtedly, Djokovic will enter the match as the favorite but that doesn’t mean one can think of Ruud as not an equal opponent. The Norwegian is a defending Roland Garros finalist which only proves he is quite a danger on the clay surface. The biggest threat for Ruud will be the Serb’s mental strength as the latter has time and again made comebacks despite being on the verge of losing the game.
Prediction: Djokovic in four sets.
Novak Djokovic’s last three matches
- French Open 2023: Semifinals- Djokovic beat Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 7-5, 6-1, 6-1.
- French Open 2023: Quarterfinals- Djokovic beat 4-6, 7-6(7-0), 6-2, 6-4.
- French Open 2023: Fourth round- Djokovic beat Juan Pablo Varillas 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
Casper Ruud’s last three matches
- French Open 2023: Semifinals- Ruud beat Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4, 6-0
- French Open 2023: Quarterfinals- Ruud beat Holger Rune 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
- French Open 2023: Fourth round- Ruud beat Nicolas Jarry 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-5.
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud broadcast details
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