On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, after 4.40 pm, the match in group A of the Thiem 7 competition in Kitzbuhel, between the German Jan-Lennard Struff (34 ATP) and the Norwegian Casper Ruud (36 ATP) is scheduled.
The chosen prognosis goes in the idea of a balanced duel, in which the limit of games will be exceeded.
Jan-Lennard Struff: Team form, news and statistics
Jan-Lennard (30 years old) displayed an offensive game on the first day of Kitzbuhel, often taking the initiative in front of Andrey Rublev.
The service was a basic weapon for the giant of 1.96 meters and 92 kilograms, obtaining many light points following the executions in force, often sent with speeds of over 200 kilometers per hour.
On his return, Struff had some problems, being slower in reactions to the balls received on the body or when he had to take steps for the backhand shot with two hands.
However, the German missed the chance to win that first match in the Austrian Alps after hesitant executions when he served to close the game, with a relatively simple volley near the net.
The German’s experience on slag is greater than that of the Nordic, totaling 280 victories and 157 defeats on slow surfaces, but he did not win any titles at ATP level.
Casper Ruud: Team form, news and statistics
Casper (21 years old) brilliantly honored the invitation of his friend Thiem and used him seriously on the world number 3 in the debut match in Kitzbuhel.
The score was now 7-5 7-6 for Dominic, but the Norwegian made a very good impression, dominating most of the points where he put the ball back into play.
I believe that the service will be the main weapon for Ruud even today, along with the forehand loaded with a lot of topspin, which will keep Struff behind him a lot.
Being a more compact player, lower in height but more mobile, the Nordic could become a favorite as the exchanges of balls behind the field will be prolonged.
Although he has much less experience in the professional circuit, (131 victories – 75 defeats) Casper has already won an ATP title this season in Buenos Aires and has considerably raised his confidence in his own possibilities.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Jan-Lennard Struff vs Casper Ruud
The German leads 2-0 in direct confrontations, having a slag success at Monte Carlo 2017, score 6-4 6-4 and a hard one at US Open 2019, score 6-4 6-4 6-2.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Jan-Lennard Struff vs Casper Ruud
I bet with average confidence on a balanced match between the two losers on Tuesday.
Both started with the second chance, but Struff even missed match balls against the Russian Rublev.
On the other hand, Ruud kept very close to the public favorite, pushing Dominic Thiem in 2 sets with overtime, given to the big fight.
From the history of direct confrontations we see that the limit of 20 games was reached each time after the first 2 sets, all being won by the German with the score of 6-4 6-4.
Bet Tips: Over 19.5 games