ATP Bastad 2021: Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In the semi-finals of the ATP Bastad 2021, Casper Ruud will take on Roberto Carballes Baena in their 3rd career meeting in ATP level tournaments.

Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena
Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena

In the semi-finals of the ATP Bastad 2021, World No. 16 and the top-seeded Casper Ruud will be up against World No. 97 Roberto Carballes Baena.

Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena : Match Details

TournamentNordea Open 2021
MatchCasper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena
RoundSemi-Finals
Date17 July 2021
Prize Money$24,839
VenueBastad, Sweden
SurfaceClay Court

Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena : Preview

Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud continues his fine form on Clay as he reaches yet another semi-final on the surface. Ruud, who received a bye in the first-round of the tournament, won his 2nd round clash against Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune in straight-sets to move into the quarter-finals.

He was set to play Swiss Henri Laaksonen in the last-8 but received a walkover from Henri that sent Casper into his 5th semi-final of the season and also his 5th on Clay this season.

Roberto Carballes Baena makes it to his first semi-final of an ATP tournament this season as he defeats Slovakian Norbert Gombos in straight-sets. This was his 2nd straight-set victory this week in Bastad after having won the 2nd round clash in 3-sets to move into the quarter-finals where he met Norbert.

While Roberto did manage to reach a few quarter-finals on the Challenger levels, he had little success in winning them, winning only one of those matches during title-winning run at the 2021 Belgrade Challenger.

Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena : Head to Head

Roberto Carballes Baena in action at the ATP Bastad 2021
Roberto Carballes Baena

This will be their 3rd meeting on the tour and also their 3rd Clay meeting. The duo also met twice at Challenger tournaments where both won a match each. However, on the ATP level, Casper has been the victorious one winning both their matches and leads the head-to-head tie 2-0.

Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena : Prediction

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Casper Ruud

Baena will take the court with a career Clay record of 405-245 and a season record of 26-19 which has his Clay record of 23-15 inclusive of his matches at the Challenger level. Ruud will come into the clash with a career Clay record of 155-80 and an overall season record of 25-9 which includes his impressive 18-5 record on Clay this season.

Looking at these numbers and the form Casper has been in, he seems the favourite for this semi-final clash and advance into his 2nd final of the season after winning the title at the 2021 Geneva Open.

Prediction: Casper Ruud to win in straight-sets.

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