ATP Swiss Open 2021: Casper Ruud vs Vit Kopriva Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction for Gstaad 2021

World No. 14 Casper Ruud will take on World No. 249 Vit Kopriva in the highly-anticipated semi-final of the Swiss Open 2021.

Casper Ruud and Vit Kopriva
Casper Ruud and Vit Kopriva

Third-seeded Casper Ruud will be up against Czech tennis star Vit Kopriva in the all-important semi-final of the Swiss Open 2021 on Saturday, July 24.

Casper Ruud vs Vit Kopriva: Match Details

TournamentATP Swiss Open 2021
MatchCasper Ruud vs Vit Kopriva
RoundSemi-final
Date24th July 2021
Prize Money$24,791
VenueGstaad, Switzerland
SurfaceClay Court

Casper Ruud vs Vit Kopriva: Preview

Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud has been sensational thus far at the Swiss Open. He thrashed Dennis Novak in his first-round match-up in straight sets. Post that, he went on to defeat sixth-seeded Benoit Paire in a hard-fought quarter-final encounter. Paire won the second set, but couldn’t carry his form into the final set.

Ruud on the other hand kept his cool and cornered Paire in the ultimate set to emerge victoriously. Ruud came into the Swiss Open after a sensational run at the Swedish Open. Ruud defeated Federico Coria in the final match of the tournament to lift the coveted trophy.

Needless to say, the title win has added greatly to his overall confidence. On the other hand, Vit Kopriva hasn’t been in bad touch either. He absolutely demolished Mikael Ymer in the quarter-final clash. Vit dropped just one game in the first set and even bageled Ymer in the second set.

Ymer was never in the game. This huge win would have given tremendous confidence to Vit and he would be hoping to carry his form into the semis as well. However, he has a monumental task ahead of him in the name of Casper Ruud in his next clash.

Casper Ruud vs Vit Kopriva: Head to Head

Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud

These two players are yet to face each other on the court. Hence, the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.

Casper Ruud vs Vit Kopriva: Prediction

Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud

Vit Kopriva has been truly sensational throughout the tournament. He worked hard to qualify for the main draw and defeated some highly-rated players to make his way into the semis. However, his dream run might end in his next game as the odds are overwhelmingly in the favor of Casper Ruud. The Norwegian tennis star is fresh from a title win and is looking all set to add another feather in his cap.

Prediction: Casper Ruud to win straight sets.

Also read: ATP Swiss Open 2021: Men’s Singles Draw Preview, Analysis and Predictions for Gstaad 2021