On November 3, 2021, World No. 34 Alexander Bublik will cross paths against World No. 8, Casper Ruud, in the second round of the Rolex Paris Masters.
Alexander Bublik vs Casper Ruud: Match Details
- Tournament: Paris Masters 2021
- Match: Alexander Bublik vs Casper Ruud
- Round: Second round
- Date: November 3, 2021
- Prize Money: $25,434
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Indoor Hard Court
Alexander Bublik vs Casper Ruud: Preview
At the end of the summer, the players competed against one another on the clay of Madrid in the quarter-finals and now they will fight for advancement into the third round of the Paris Master.
Bublik‘s performance for a major portion of the second half of the season was a flop, suggestive of the probability that his time in France would not last for long. Given that he had failed to create an impression even in his home event in St. Petersburg, the Kazakh’s win over his British opponent Daniel Evans 2-6, 7-5, 7-5 was quite a happy surprise.
Casper Ruud, on the other hand, has turned out to be quite the player. A few weeks ago, the player from the Rafa Nadal Academy smashed Briton Cameron Norrie 6-0, 6-2 in the final of San Diego Open, California, in just 61 minutes to claim his sixth ATP Tour title and his first on a fast court. It was also the 22-year-old’s fifth title this year, having earlier won on the clay of Geneva, Bastad, Gstaad and Kitzbühel, thus surpassing Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Alexandre Zverev, who have 4 titles each in 2021.
Alexander Bublik vs Casper Ruud: Head-to-Head
The players have crossed paths two times prior to their next match and Ruud possesses a leadership of 2-0. He has defeated the Kazakh on both hard (St. Petersburg Open, 2019) and clay (Madrid Open, 2021) surfaces indicating that he has clear dominance over Bublik. This would be their third career meeting.
Alexander Bublik vs Casper Ruud: Prediction
The outcome of this duel hardly calls for much speculation. Ruud has had a fine season this year and given the fact that his head-to-head record against Bublik is in the Norwegian’s favour in a clear majority, it is only likely that he would improve it without much of an obstacle.
Match Prediction: Ruud to win in straight sets.
Alexander Bublik vs Casper Ruud: Broadcast and Live stream details
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