World number 24 Jannik Sinner will be up against World number 69 Emil Ruusuvuori in the round of 32 of the Citi Open on August 4th, 2021.
Match Details: Jannik Sinner vs Emil Ruusuvuori
|Tournament||ATP Citi Open 2021|
|Match||Jannik Sinner vs Emil Ruusuvuori|
|Round||Round of 32|
|Date||August 4th, 2021|
|Venue||Washington DC, USA|
Jannik Sinner vs Emil Ruusuvuori: Preview
The young 19-year-old, Jannik Sinner turned pro in 2018 and reached a career-high ranking of 17 earlier this year in May. He has won 2 ATP Tour titles throughout his career, including one this year which he won at the Great Ocean Road Open. At the 2020 French Open, he became the youngest quarterfinalist since Novak Djokovic in 2006.
Sinner withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics and thus, was last seen playing at the Atlanta Open. Despite being seeded number 2, Sinner lost in his first match, the round of 16 against Christopher O’Connell. He is seeded number 5 at Washington and will be hoping to make it back into the top 20 rankings.
Emil Ruusuvuori reached his career-high ranking of 69 earlier this month and is yet to win an ATP Tour Title. Similarly to Sinner, Ruusuvuori last played in Atlanta but reached much further into the competition by reaching the semi-finals where he lost to Brandon Nakashima. In Washington, Ruusuvuori triumphed in the round of 64 against Prajnesh Gunneswaran in three sets, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Jannik Sinner vs Emil Ruusuvuori: Head to Head
This will be the 2nd meeting between the duo who last met in 2021 at Miami where Sinner took the win in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Sinner currently leads their head to head tie, 1-0.
Jannik Sinner vs Emil Ruusuvuori: Prediction
Sinner will be going into this match will a lot more confidence knowing he beat Ruusuvuori a few months on hard court. Sinner has a win-loss record of 24-14 this year across all surfaces and 14-6 on hard court. Sinner is most dominant on hard court having won both his titles on this surface.
On the other hand, Ruusuvuori has a win-loss record of 13-13 and 11-7 on hard court. Ruusuvuori made it really far into the tournament in Atlanta and will be motivated and confident to continue the same momentum in Washington.
Match Prediction: Sinner to win in three sets.
Jannik Sinner vs Emil Ruusuvuori: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
- Japan: 4:30 am (August 5th)
- Delhi: 1:00 am (August 5th)
- New York: 3:30 pm
- Melbourne: 5:30 am (August 5th)
- Brazil: 4:30 pm
|Germany||Amazon Prime Video|