ATP Bastad 2021: Casper Ruud vs Henri Laaksonen Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

World No. 16 Casper Ruud will take on World No. 134 Henri Laaksonen in the all-important quarter-final of the Swedish Open 2021.

Casper Ruud and Henri Laaksonen
Casper Ruud and Henri Laaksonen

Top-seeded Casper Ruud will be up against Swiss tennis star Henri Laaksonen in the quarter-final of the Swedish Open 2021 on Friday, July 16.

Casper Ruud vs Henri Laaksonen: Match Details

TournamentSwedish Open 2021
MatchCasper Ruud vs Henri Laaksonen
RoundQuarter-Final
Date16th July 2021
Prize Money$16,559
VenueBastad, Sweden
SurfaceClay Court

Casper Ruud vs Henri Laaksonen: Preview

Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud came into the Swedish Open after a disappointing outing at Wimbledon 2021. Even after battling super hard, Ruud was knocked out in the very first round by unseeded Jordan Thompson. The contest went on for five sets and Jordan kept his cool under pressure which allowed him to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

However, the way Casper has started off at the Swedish Open suggests that he is well and truly back in form. He absolutely thrashed Danish tennis star Holger Rune in his first-round clash in straight sets. Holger was never in the game. Casper even bageled him in the first set.

The win in an emphatic fashion in the first round would have given a lot of confidence to Casper, who is the top-seeded player in the tournament. On the other hand, Henri Laaksonen has battled hard to make his way into the quarter-finals.

After winning the qualifiers, Henri started off incredibly in the main draw. With every game, he has shown improvement. Moreover, the way he thrashed Elias Ymer in straight sets in his last game suggests that he will give a tough fight to Casper as well.

Casper Ruud vs Henri Laaksonen: Head to Head

Henri Laaksonen
Henri Laaksonen

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 Henri Laaksonen: Prediction

Casper Ruud
Casper Ruud

Henri Laaksonen has fought incredibly hard to make his way into the top 8. However, his dream run might end in the quarter-finals as he is all set to face Casper Ruud who is the top-seeded player in the tournament. Ruud would back himself to go past Henri without much hassle.

Prediction: Casper Ruud to win in straight sets.

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