Casper Ruud will be up against Ugo Humbert in a blockbuster first-round clash at the Wimbledon. Ruud is ranked 3rd in the world while Humbert is the World No. 112th.
Casper Ruud vs Ugo Humbert: Match Details
- Tournament: The Championships, Wimbledon
- Match: Casper Ruud vs Ugo Humbert
- Round: Second Round (Round of 64)
- Date: 29th June 2022
- Venue: London, United Kingdom.
- Surface: Grass
- Prize Money: £78,000
Casper Ruud vs Ugo Humbert: Preview
World No. 3 Casper Ruud has had a pretty good season so far, winning a couple of titles with his first title coming at the Argentina Open, where he beat Diego Schwartzman in the final. He aslo reached his first Masters 1000 final in Miami before losing to Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz. In the claycourt season, he made it to the semifinals of the Italian Open and also won the Geneva Open by beating Joao Sousa in the final. He then reached his maiden Grand Slam final at the French Open, but eventually feel short off the the title losing to Rafael Nadal. He startede his grass-court season on a slow note having lost to Ryan Peniston in the first round of the Queen’s Club Championships. He entered Wimbledon as the third seed and proved his worth beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6(1), 7-6(9), 6-2 in the first round which was his main draw win at the grass-court Major as well.
On the other hand, Ugo Humbert hasn’t had the best of season so far, with only seven match wins in the entire year. Although he beat Daniil Medvedev in the ATP Cup at the start of the season, it has been all but a suffering season after that for him. He endured opening-round defeats in most of the tournaments he has played. In grass-court he lost to Arthur Rinderknech in the first round in Stuttgart. He was unable to defend his title at the Halle Open after losing to Hubert Hurkacz in the second round and his bad form continued in Eastbourne as well. His poor form can been seen after he has been dropped below the top 100 in the ATP rankings. He faced Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the first round of Wimbledon, and needed five sets to come through 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The two players will play against each other for the fourth time, with Humbert having won twice against Ruud.
Casper Ruud vs Ugo Humbert: Prediction
Casper Ruud will go in as the favorite to win the match given her form and superior ranking. He is one of the best players in the world and has proving himself on grass, he is more or less an all-court player. Expect a good match with Ruud moving into the next round.
Prediction: Ruud to win in four sets.
Casper Ruud vs Ugo Humbert: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- UK– BBC and Eurosport
- USA– Tennis Channel and ESPN
- Australia– beIN
- Japan – WOWOW
- China – iQIYI
- France– Eurosport
- The Middle East and North Africa– beIN Sports
- Central America– ESPN
- Caribbean Islands– Sportsmax
- South America and Oceania– ESPN International
- Canada– TSN
- Sub-Saharan Africa– SuperSport
- India – Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar VIP
Casper Ruud vs Ugo Humbert: Match Timings
- Melbourne– 8:00 PM
- Paris– 12:00 AM
- London– 11:00 AM
- New York– 6:00 AM
- Toronto– 6:00 AM
- India– 3:30 PM