OKBET allsports : Position 7 in the world Andrey Rublev included Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Daniil Medvedev make it to the semifinals of the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. Incentives for the Russian? Casper Ruud, is ranked #4 in the world. The winner of this match will face the victor of the match between Djokovic and Taylor Fritz in the final match of the season.
The victor of this tournament will not only have the bragging rights of having won one of the most prestigious tennis events in the world, but will also take home a life-changing amount of money. Consequently, a lot rides on the outcome of this battle between two promising young players.
In previous matchups against each other, Rublev has emerged victorious 4-1. In contrast, Ruud won their most previous matchup, which took place at this identical tournament a year ago. Remember that Ruud won the match in three sets, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5), when you think about scheduling a rematch between the two of them in the ATP Finals.
It may be difficult to support a player who is 1-4 against their opponent, but in this case, you have to forget about the past. Since the 2021 season, Ruud’s game has skyrocketed; he competed in two Grand Slam finals in 2022. The improvement was due in large part to the Norwegian working on his backhand, one of his few areas of need on the court. At age 23, this player has the makings of a big champion.
After Novak Djokovic, Ruud has been the most consistent competitor all week. In his first round robin match, he easily defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime, who was on a hot streak, and he followed it up by defeating Fritz, who is also in fine form in Turin. Ruud has only lost once, and that was against Rafael Nadal in a meaningless match. Meanwhile, Rafa was striving for a last triumph to cap off a successful season.
While it’s incredible that Rublev made it to this far, he really has looked a lot shakier than his record would indicate. And his baseline strength may not be enough to beat Ruud, who possesses a top-10 forehand and is playing well all around the court. As a result, we’re going to put our money on the 23-year-old. We also wouldn’t be shocked if he went on to win this tournament; it would make up for his two losses in the Grand Slam finals, and it would send a message to his rivals for the next year of 2023. Possibly think about a futures wager as well?
PICK Ruud to Win at +125 Odds.