Casper Ruud of Norway will face Radu Albot of Moldova in the third round of Australian Open 2021.
- Fixture: Casper Ruud vs Radu Albot
- Date: 13 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 3rd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: 165,228 $ (USD)
Casper Ruud vs Radu Albot: Preview
Ruud is a great talent and he will want to make 2021 his breakthrough season. And he has made the perfect start by winning the first two rounds at the Australian Open.
He defeated local Jordan Thompson in the first round in straight sets. He was also very solid in his second round performance against the American Tommy Paul, coming back from a set down to win in 4 sets 3-6,6-2,6-4,7-5.
His opponent, Radu Albot is currently ranked 85th in the world and had very impressive start at the 2021 Australian Open. He shocked 12th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the very first round.
Albot should be very happy with this 3rd round result. He defeated local Christopher O’Connell in straight sets 6-2,7-5,7-6(8) in the second round to set up a clash with Ruud.
Casper Ruud vs Radu Albot: Head-to-Head
This will be the second meeting between the duo. Previously they played at the Barcelona Open in 2017 where Ruud defeated Albot in straight sets. The H2H stands at 1-0 in favor of Ruud.
Casper Ruud vs Radu Albot: Prediction
The Norwegian Ruud is a very talented player and it would be an understatement that he underperforms most of the time. But he looks in good touch this week and would like to go as far as he could.
Given that Albot won his first round match against Bautista Agut would mean the world to him. But going further than the 3rd round will be a very tough task for him. Expect Ruud to win comfortably.
Prediction: Ruud to win in straight sets