The Final of the French open is set, Rafael Nadal will take on Casper Ruud Sunday at Roland Garros. Nadal won the French open for the first time back in 2005, when Ruud was a kid and Nadal was like an idol to him.
Casper Ruud the 23-year old Norwegian who is ranked No 8 in the world remains largely unknown beyond the tennis bubble, this is the first Grand Slam final for the player. But he would certainly like to beat Nadal, thus becoming only the third man after Robin Soderling and Novak Djokovic to overcome the king of Roland Garros on his own ground.
Let’s unfold the battle for the 2022 French Open’s title between these two:
French Open Men’s Final: Match Information
Schedule: Sunday, June 5, 2022.
Time: 9:00 AM ET, CT: 8:00 AM, MT: 7:00 AM, PT: 6:00 Am, 2pm BST
Venue: Philippe-Chatrier, Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
Live : fuboTV (USA), Eurosport (UK), 9Gem (Australia),
Rafael Nadal vs. Casper Ruud preview
Nadal came in this competition with a fitness question mark entering the tournament, but the Spaniard seems to have overcome the problem. Nadal has a stunning record of not loosing any French open final and he knows time is running out to add to his legacy.
Ruud is on the other hand is playing for the first time in his career in a Tournament Final. He won the Buenos Aires event in February and in Geneva last month. He should be more rested in comparison to Nadal, who has played two 4+ hours matches in the semis.
What maybe the comparison is Rafael Nadal is definitely way ahead of his younger opponent by means of experience. Ruud’s youthful energy and youth spirit will give him more spirit to play, but Nadal is the Clay court legend. If Ruud can control his nerves playing with his idol he can make pass him.
Rafael Nadal vs. Casper Ruud prediction
The clay court legend have never played with Ruud in his career and this is the first time that Nadal and Ruud will play against each other. So, it’s hard to predict the result for the expert.
Rudd was excellent throughout the year with a 15-5 record and winning the Buens Aires title, but Nadal has never lost the French open final. So, it’ll be a game of experience vs youth.
Nadal maybe the legend but after two semi finals match for so long he must be tired of his fitness and enthusiasm on the other hand Ruud’s youthful energy and youth spirit will give him more energy to play if the young blood can control his nerves playing with his idol he can probably have the taste of the first Grand slam of the career.
Rafael Nadal vs. Casper Ruud picks
Casper Rudd has been in a good form in 2022, but he is not the favorite at this time in any way against the King of clay court Nadal.
Yet, this is the final of French open and a lot is promised to be happening, Ruud must’ve got a lot of works to be done being in this Final. But at the end, it is experience which pays more. So, Rafael Nadal would be the favorite in the Final.
Rafael Nadal vs. Casper Ruud odds
Oddsmakers are favoring Nadal in the US and Rafael Nadal is the strong favorite to win the match with odds of -550, while Casper Ruud has odds of +400, according to BetMGM.
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