Italy’s Matteo Berrettini has set up a clash with Norway’s Casper Ruud in the US Open quarterfinals on Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022.
BetUS sportsbook tips Ruud as the slight favorite at -120 and Berrettini within a hair’s breadth from the Norwegian in plus money at -105. The total is set to 39.5 games with the OVER juiced to -115.
Read on for our Berretini vs Ruud quarterfinal preview at the 2022 US Open. We’ll check the latest Tennis picks, stats, injury reports, and Tennis odds for this highly anticipated match and serve up our choice Tennis predictions for you to consider.
US Open Outrights
- Rafael Nadal +200
- Nick Kyrgios +210
- Carlos Alcaraz +325
- Jannik Sinner +900
- Matteo Berrettini +1100
- Casper Ruud +1200
- Karen Kachanov +3000
- Andrey Rublev +3300
- Marin Cilic +5000
- Frances Tiafoe +10000
- Ilya Ivashka +10000
Berrettini Defeats Davidovich-Fokina
The 13th-seeded Berrettini is through to the last eight after defeating Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina in five sets, 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
The 6-foot-5 Italian served up 17 aces and 72% of first serves in the three-hour and 45-minute seesaw victory. He won 78% of his first serve points and converted on six of 10 break points.
However, as the score indicates it was a battle from the start. Berrettini was down a set and a break before he rallied to take the initiative in the third set. Then the momentum shifted perceptibly at the start of the fourth set and Davidovich-Fokina managed to take it and push the match into a decider.
At the start of the fifth set, it was anybody’s match. The win was up for grabs. In the end, Berrettini ran away with it, albeit with some help of the worst kind possible. Davidovich-Fokina fell awkwardly and appeared to twist his knee. He wasn’t the same after that and that allowed Berrettini to easily clinch the fifth set.
Ruud Edges Past Moutet
Casper Ruud defeated French lucky loser Corentin Moutet 6-1, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2 to book his place in the US Open quarterfinal for the first time in his career.
The fifth-seeded Ruud had an extremely efficient serving day, hitting 83% first serves and winning 70% of first-serve points. He broke Moutet on 7 of 17 break point opportunities and fended off five of six break points as well.
The No. 1 Norwegian has quietly gone about his business, coasting under the radar on the tennis odds board while navigating his course through the rounds. Contrary to both ranking and seeding, Ruud wasn’t tipped among the Top 5 favorites to win the US Open at the start.
In an interesting twist, with Daniil Medvedev’s untimely exit in the R16, Ruud is now among three players that could seize the World No.1 ranking. The two other players are Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz.
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Berrettini vs Ruud head-to-head
Ruud has the 3-2 head-to-head edge over Berrettini and the 1-0 advantage in 2022. However, all three victories came on his beloved clay, including this year’s win in the Gstaad final, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2.
Berrettini, by contrast, won their only hard court meeting, which ironically came at the 2020 US Open. The Italian clinched a straight forward, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win in the R32
Berrettini vs Ruud Game Information
- Game: Berrettini (21-9) vs Ruud (38-15)
- Location: Arthur Ashe, Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Berrettini vs Ruud Live Stream: TennisTV
Berrettini vs Ruud Betting Lines
|Matteo Berrettini||Ev||39½ -115o|
|Casper Ruud||-120||39½ -105u|
Berrettini vs Ruud Betting Verdict
A spot in the semifinal of the fourth and final grand slam of the year is on the line when this pair reprise their rivalry.
On the face of it, this should be a fascinating battle of wills and contrasting styles. At the crux of it, it’s a battle between two players that genuinely have an equal shot to book a place in the semis as highlighted by the tennis betting markets.
Ruud is the in-form player if we look at the year as a whole. He has had a better season to date than his counterpart, who missed several months with an injury and was forced to pull out of Wimbledon due to COVID-19. Arguably, it’s probably the reason why Ruud has the notional edge in the betting online market.
If Berrettini has an advantage, it’s the surface advantage. Ruud is clearly a much improved hard courter. He reached the semis in Montreal and now he’s in the quarterfinals of the US Open. But the Italian’s game is a more natural fit with his big booming serve and style of play well suited to the faster courts of Flushing Meadows.
Ruud spent 12 hours and 51 minutes on court while Berrettini put in 13 hours through the first four rounds. Neither player has an advantage on this score.
All the above aside, it’s fair to say that both are in good form now and brimming in confidence, So, it’s a total tossup in more ways than one.