Paris Masters 2021: Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live Stream

The World No. 4, Alexander Zverev will put his seven-match winning streak on the line on Friday at the ATP Paris Masters, in a quarterfinal showdown with sixth seed Casper Ruud.

Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud
Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud

Only a few numbers apart, top seeds – Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud will meet for their second career meet in the quarter-finals clash of the 2021 Paris Masters on November 6, 2021.

Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud: Match Details

  • Tournament: Paris Masters 2021
  • Match: Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud
  • Round: Quarter-finals
  • Prize Money: $69,366
  • Date: November 6, 2021
  • Venue: Paris, France
  • Surface: Indoor Hard Court

Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud: Preview

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

You would be hard pressed to find a player on the ATP circuit on a better run than Alexander Zverev these days. The German has captured titles in three of his past five tournaments, including a gold medal performance at the Tokyo Olympics this year. He’s 27-2 in his last 29 matches since Wimbledon, all of which have been played on hardcourt.

It took 2 hours and 46 minutes for Zverev but was able to oust Grigor Dimitrov 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 on Thursday in the third round battle. With the victory, Zverev improved to 3-1 all-time versus Dimitrov, but he nearly let this match slip away.

Casper Rudd meanwhile, had a much less eventful Round of 16 match, cruising past American Marcos Giron 6-2, 6-1. With his victory over Giron, Ruud secured his first trip to the ATP Finals, making history in the progress. He’s the first Norwegian to ever qualify for the prestigious event, and it comes less than two full seasons since he was ranked outside the top-50.

The 21 year-old has won 5 titles this year, all of which coming at ATP 250 events, although he does have a pair of semifinal showings at Masters 1000 series tournaments on his 2021 resume.

Alexander Zverev vs. Casper Ruud: Head to head

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Casper Ruud

Alexander Zverev and Capser Ruud have met once before, with Zverev leading the head to head 1-0. Their one meeting game happende in Cincinnati this year, with the 24 year-old German easily sweeping it 6-1 6-3.

Alexander Zverev vs. Casper Ruud: Match Prediction

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Alexander Zverev

Ruud has been improving constantly, but he has always struggled against the guys at the very top like Zverev. They play sort of similar games, but Zverev is a much bigger guy and has a much bigger game, allowing him to have a much faster serve and a much better return on top of that. When you have two guys who do similar things, but one of those guys does them better, then it’s a very slanted matchup.

The one thing Rudd has working in his favor is fresh legs. He’s been on court for only two and a half hours this week, which is less time than Zverev spend getting past Dimitrov on Thursday solely. The Norwegian might take this match to the deciding set but Zverev will be expected to prevail nonetheless.

Prediction: Zverev should win in three sets.

Alexander Zverev vs. Casper Ruud: Broadcast and Live Stream details

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