The men’s final at the French Open 2022 is set. On Sunday 23-year-old Casper Ruud will face his idol, the king of clay Rafael Nadal. Who will win the Roland Garros final? This article contains our Nadal vs Ruud predictions, with expert predictions, best bets, highest odds and exclusive free bets.
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When is Nadal vs Ruud?The French Open men's final between Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud will start at 3pm local time (2pm BST) on June 5 on Roland-Garros' Court Philippe-Chatrier..
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Rafa Nadal vs Casper Ruud betting preview
Rafa Nadal has dominated this tournament for nearly two decades. It's his 14th final at the French Open, and he’s 13-0 so far. The biggest obstacle this year has been the quarterfinal matchup against Novak Djokovic, the reigning champion and No. 1 seed. The Spaniard won the heavyweight clash in four sets, recording a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4) victory. Prior to that, Nadal recorded a gritty five-set win over Felix Auger Aliassime in the last 16. In the semifinal, Alexander Zverev was giving Nadal a tough match but the German, who narrowly lost the first set 7-6 (8), had to retire during the second set because of an ankle injury. Nadal has now a great opportunity to begin the year 2-0 in Grand Slam tournaments after he triumphed at the Australian Open earlier this season.
A win for Nadal in this match is backable at 1/4 with STS.
Rafa Nadal's route to final
- Round one: 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 vs Jordan Thompson
- Round two: 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 vs Corentin Moutet
- Round three: 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 vs Botic van de Zandschulp
- Round four: 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. 3-6, 6-3 vs Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Quarter-final: 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) vs Novak Djokovic
- Semi-final: 7-6 (10-8), 6-6 (retired) vs Alexander Zverev
Casper Ruud has also put together an impressive run over the fortnight. The Norwegian fought from behind to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lorenzo Sonego. He defeated Hurbert Hurkacz and Holger Rune in four sets. In the semifinal he triumphed over Marin Cilic 3-6 6-4 6-2 6-2 to reach his first ever Grand Slam final. He had previously never made it past the fourth round at a major tournament, and he didn't make it past the third round in any of his four previous French Open appearances.
Best odds on Ruud to win? 9/2 with 10bet.
Casper Ruud's route to final
- Round one: 6-7 (8), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (0) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- Round two: 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 vs Emil Ruusuvuori
- Round three: 6-2, 6-7 (7), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 vs Lorenzo Sonego
- Round four: 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 vs Hubert Hurkacz
- Quarter-final: 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 vs Holger Rune
- Semi-final: 3-6 6-4 6-2 6-2 vs Marin Cilic
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Rafa Nadal vs Casper Ruud predictions
It would take a very brave punter to bet against the undisputed 'King of Clay' in Rafael Nadal. Casper Ruud won't go down without a fight, though. The Norwegian will look to exploit any weaknesses in his opponent's movement on Sunday by trying to move him around as much as possible. Anyway, Nadal should be fresh following a walkover victory against Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals. We back Nadal to win 3-1.
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