Fascinating action takes place in the last eight of the men’s French Open at Roland Garros on Wednesday, as two of the star players on the ATP Tour lock horns. Casper Ruud is seeded slightly higher at Roland Garros than Holger Rune, but it promises to be a tense encounter between the two Scandinavian stars.
Before Betting On Casper Ruud vs Holger Rune
This showdown between Ruud and Rune has the makings of being one of the most enthralling matches at the French Open this year. It will be fascinating to see the physical condition of Rune on Wednesday, as the 20-year-old was forced into a stunning five-set thriller on Monday evening against Francisco Cerundolo.
Eventually, the Dane was able to come through that test, winning the deciding set in a thrilling tie breaker. Rune smashed down eight aces in that thrilling encounter, but the number of unforced errors that he was making certainly needs to be reduced ahead of this clash.
Ruud was one of our pre-tournament picks to win the French Open, and we have seen little to this point to challenge that early stance. The Norwegian appears to be getting stronger as the tournament progresses, and that was evident from his 7-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory over Nicolas Jarry in the previous round. However, this is the first time that he will be coming up against a seeded rival in France this year.
Ruud has been a consistent player on the clay in France, as he boasts a higher win rate from any Grand Slam event at Roland Garros, having won 72% of his matches. He was a finalist in the Slam last year, before he lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets, but he could be set to go one better in Paris this year.
Casper Ruud vs Holger Rune Offshore Odds
It could be challenging to separate these two stars on Wednesday, but we will be siding with Ruud. The Norwegian has won four of the previous five showdowns against Rune, and comes into this quarterfinal clash as the much fresher player, having spent less time on the court.