ATP Swiss Open 2021: Benoit Paire vs Casper Ruud Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Gstaad 2021

Norwegian clay master Casper Ruud looks to win back to back titles after having won the Swedish Open final5 days ago. He comes up against an impressive Benoit Paire in the quarter final.

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Casper Ruud faces Benoit Paire for the second time in a few months, after defeating him in the French Open this year

Number 3 seed Casper Ruud faces Number 6 seed Benoit Paire for a place in the Swiss Open semi final at Gstaad.

Benoit Paire vs Casper Ruud : Match Details

TournamentATP Swiss Open 2021
MatchBenoit Paire vs Casper Ruud
RoundQuarter Final
Date23rd July 2021
Prize MoneyUSD 21,000
VenueGstaad, Switzerland
SurfaceClay Court

Benoit Paire vs Casper Ruud : Preview

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Benoit Paire finally looks interested in tennis

Benoit Paire looks like being back to form and serious regarding tennis for a change. The Frenchman has won back to back matches after what seems like an age. When at his free-flowing best, he is a joy to watch with his luxurious nature of play. He comes into the match after brushing aside Jozef Kovalik in the Round of 32, before being handed a walkover in the Round of 16 after his opponent Tallon Griekspoor retired midway through the match, in which Benoit had taken the first set.

22-year-old Norwegian Casper Ruud has been incredibly consistent on Clay surfaces of late. He comes into the match having won the Swedish Open, beating Argentine Federico Coria in the final. He was seeded number 1 and lived up to the seeding and is looking to establish himself as the future King of Clay. He didn’t however, have a great Wimbledon, crashing out in the first round to Australian Jordan Thompson in a 5 set thriller.

Benoit Paire vs Casper Ruud: Head to Head

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Casper Ruud won the Swedish Open and the 3 encounters he has had with Benoit Paire

This will be be the 4th meeting between the pair, with Casper Ruud having won all of their 3 encounters, handing him a perfect Head-to-Head record of 3:0. The meetings were in 2019, 2020 and 2021 at the Madrid Open, German Open and Roland Garros respectively.

Benoit Paire vs Casper Ruud: Prediction

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The match is a close one to call, but Paire knows he has a chance to reach the semifinal

The clash will be a close one to call, keeping in mind Benoit’s impressive displays and also the Norwegian’s unreal displays on the clay courts.

Prediction: Paire to emerge victorious after 3 sets

Also Read: WATCH: Benoit Paire hits an insane drop shot at the Swiss Open 2021

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