Diego Schwartzman will be up against Casper Ruud in the fourth round of the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. Schwartzman is ranked 15th in the world while Ruud is the World No.10.
Diego Schwartzman vs Casper Ruud: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
- Match: Diego Schwartzman vs Casper Ruud
- Round: 4th Round
- Date: 13th October 2021
- Prize Money: $51,895
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Diego Schwartzman vs Casper Ruud: Preview
Comparing to the 2020 season, Diego Schwartzman has had a relatively poor season so far. After reaching the quarterfinal at Roland Garros, he was knocked out of the third round at Wimbledon. He then bowed out of the Round of 16 at both the Toronto Masters and Cincinnati Masters. He followed it up with yet another Round of 16 appearance at the US Open.
Post the Laver Cup, he made it to the quarterfinal of the San Diego Open before losing to top seed Andrey Rublev. At Indian Wells, he beat American Maxime Cressy in the second round and then got the better of 18th seed Dan Evans in three sets 5-7,6-4,6-0.
Having already won 5 titles this season, Casper Ruud has been the most successful player on tour this season. After bowing out of the first round at Wimbledon, he won three consecutive titles- the Swedish Open, the Swiss Open and the Austrian Open. He then reached the quarterfinals at both Toronto and Cincinnati Masters.
After a poor run at US Open, he won the title at San Diego beating Cameron Norrie in the final. This week at Indian Wells, he blasted past Roberto Carballes Baena in the second round before beating Lloyd Harris in three sets 6-7(4),6-4,6-4.
Diego Schwartzman vs Casper Ruud: Head-to-Head
This will be the 7th meeting between the duo. Schwartzman leads the H2H 4-2. Ruud won the last time they met at Cincinnati earlier this year in straight sets.
Diego Schwartzman vs Casper Ruud: Prediction
Both the players have proved their mettle time and again but given Ruud’s current form, he will enter the match as the favorite. Although both of them prefer playing on clay, they have a strong hardcourt game too and whoever takes the charge from the baseline will come out as the victor. Expect the match to go down the distance with Ruud moving into the last 8.
Prediction: Ruud to win in three sets.
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