Carlos Alcaraz, the 17-year old youngster from Spain will be taking on Emil Ruusuvuori in the opening round match of the ATP Miami Open 2021. The Spaniard is ranked no. 132 in the world whereas his counterpart Emil Ruusvuori is at the 83rd position in the ATP men’s ranking.
- Tournament: ATP Miami Open 2021
- Match: Carlos Alcaraz vs Emil Ruusuvuori
- Round: First Round
- Date: 25th March, 2021
- Prize Money: $10,000
- Venue: Miami, Florida
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Carlos Alcaraz vs Emil Ruusuvuori : Preview
Carlos Alcaraz made his ATP debut at the age of 16 at the 2020 Rio Open as a wildcard and won his first game at the tour. He was the youngest male player at the 2021 Australian Open and won his debut Grand Slam match. Alcaraz last played at the Acapulco Open losing to Alexander Zverev in straight sets.
Emil Russuvuori older than Alcaraz but still a young player on the tour, turned pro in 2018 and played the Bangkok Challenger coming via the qualifier round and won the first round at the main draw, going out in the 2nd match. Emil went out to Andrey Rublev at the Dubai Open in the 2nd round in straight sets.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Emil Ruusuvuori : Head to Head
The ATP Miami Open 2021 will be the first meeting between the young players who are yet to face each other in competitive matches. The head-to-head is 0-0 currently.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Emil Ruusuvuori : Prediction
It will be an interesting match between the two young players who will be playing against each other for the first time. Both had excellent records at the junior levels winning multiple titles. In this tie, however, Ruusuvuori stands a better chance to win the tie given his larger experience on the tour and he plays better on the hard surface as compared to Alcaraz.
Prediction : Emil Ruusuvuori to win the match in straight sets.