Miami Masters 2022 FINALS: Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview, and Live Stream Details

In the finals of the Miami Masters 2022, Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud will square off for a career first ATP-1000 title in their debut in a Masters finals.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud
Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud

In the finals of the Miami Masters 2022, World No. 8 and the 6th seeded Casper Ruud will take on World No. 16 and the 14th seeded Carlos Alcaraz as both men come chasing their first Masters title.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud: Match Details

  • Tournament: Miami Masters 2022
  • Match: Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud
  • Round: Finals
  • Date: 3rd April
  • Venue: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Surface: Hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $1,231,245 (Winner) $646,110 (Runner-Up)

Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud: Preview

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz

With a 7-6(5), 7-6(2) win over defending champion Hubert Hurkacz, Carlos Alcaraz is into his first ATP-1000 finals having dropped just 1 set so far this week in the Miami Gardens. Alcaraz had been credited so far for being a clay court expert but the 18-year old has smashed the tag having played splendidly in the Sunshine Double as he reached the semis at the 2022 Indian Wells Masters and is now into the finals in Miami.

Casper Ruud also reaches his first-ever Masters-1000 finals as he defeats Francisco Cerundolo who turned out to be a surprise contender at the tournament. Ruud won the match 6-4, 6-1 to reach the second finals of his season, similar to Alcaraz with both having claimed a title on Clay going into Sunday’s finals. Ruud has captured 6 clay titles and 1 hardcourt title so far in his career while Alcaraz will play in his first hardcourt finals having won two Clay titles.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud: Head-to-head

Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud

This will be the second meeting between the duo who last met in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Andalucia Open with Alcaraz taking a straight-set win to go 1-0 up in their head-to-head.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud: Prediction

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz

Casper will come into the tie with a career hardcourt record of 63-43 and is 8-2 on the surface this season while having a season record of 13-3 across all surfaces. Carlos will take the court with a career hardcourt record of 39-12 and is 11-2 on the surface this season with a 17-2 season record.

Looking at these numbers and considering their in the 2022 season, it will be a thrilling match for sure given the run both players have had so far. While Alcaraz looks in better and more consistent form, Casper has a slightly better experience and could use it to turn the match against the teenager. Nevertheless, Alcaraz should scrape through to the title.

Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz to win in 3-sets

Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud: Broadcast and Live Stream Details

  • Amazon Prime Video – United Kingdom, Ireland
  • beIN SPORTS – Australia, France
  • Canal+  Poland
  • DAZN – Spain, Canada, Japan
  • DigiSport – Hungary, Romania
  • iQIYI – China
  • NowTV – Hong Kong
  • Nova Sports – Greece & Cyprus
  • Okko Sport – Russia
  • O2 – Czech Republic
  • Starhub – Singapore
  • Supertennis – Italy
  • Tennis Channel – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA
  • TSN and TVN – Canada

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