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Casper Ruud vs Alexander Zverev Odds & Prediction – French Open Semifinals

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Tennis

Updated Jun 8, 2023 · 6:13 AM PDT

Casper Rudd faces Alexander Zverev in French Open semifinals
Jun 7 2023; Paris,France; Casper Ruud (NOR) returns a shot during his match against Holger Rune (DEN) on day 11 at Stade Roland-Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fourth-seeded Casper Ruud is a slight -110 underdog to Alexander Zverev in their French Open men’s singles semifinal on Friday, June 9
  • You can get a -110 favorite’s betting line on #22 seed Zverev
  • Zverev owns a 2-1 edge over Rudd in head-to-head meetings

Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev are making a habit of getting to the French Open semifinals. Zverev will be playing in the final four of men’s singles play at Roland Garros for the third year in a row. Meanwhile, Ruud is back in the semis for the second consecutive tournament. Read on for an analysis of Casper Ruud vs Alexander Zverev.

Ruud got to the final last year, only to be beaten in straight sets by Rafael Nadal. It was Nadal who beat Zverev in the semifinals. The German player is still seeking to play in his first final at Roland Garros.

Zverev has beaten Ruud twice in three prior meetings. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why the German is set as the slight -110 favorite to win this match in the Ruud vs Zverev odds.

Casper Ruud vs Alexander Zverev Odds

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Casper Ruud (NOR) +0.5 (-115) -105 O 38.5 (-130)
Alexander Zverev (GER) -0.5 (-105) -110 U 38.5 (+105)

At -105, Ruud is given an underdog betting line in the French Open odds even though he’s rated 23 places higher in the ATP rankings than Zverev. The spread is -0.5 in favor of Zverev. The over/under on the match total is set at 38.5 games. This match is slated for Friday, June 9 at 8:45 am EST.

In the French Open odds, Zverev is the +814 third betting choice, just ahead of Ruud (+914).

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Ruud Sends Rune Packing Again

For the second year in a row, Ruud found himself facing Denmark’s Holger Rune in the French Open quarterfinals. And for the second successive tournament, it was the Dane who was going home.

Fourth-seeded Ruud won 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 over #6 seed Rune. Ruud is now 5-1 against Rune in head to head meetings.

Ruud served five aces, compared to one for Rune. He won 72% of his first service points and five of 13 break points. Rune was 1-for-7 on service breaks.

Rune looked to be out of gas following his five-set win over Francisco Cerundolo in the fourth round.

Zverev Back Where It Ended Last Year

It was during his 2022 French Open semifinal against Rafael Nadal that Zverev suffered a horrific season-ending ankle injury. It resulted in what Zverev describes as the most difficult year of his life.

Ruud vs Zverev Match History

Year Tournament Surface Score Winner
2022 ATP Miami (QF) Outdoor Hard 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 Ruud
2021 ATP Paris (QF) Indoor Hard 7-5, 6-4 Zverev
2021 ATP Cincinnati (QF) Outdoor Hard 6-1, 6-3 Zverev

The #22 seed bounced unseeded Cinderella story Tomas Martin Etcheverry of Argentine 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to back to the semifinals at Roland Garros.

World #49 Etcheverry hadn’t dropped a set at Roland Garros coming into this match. But after they split the first two sets, Zverev roared back from 0-2 down to win five straight games and claim the third set.

During that set, the German player hit 12 winners and won 86% (12-of-14) net points.

Ruud vs Zverev Head-to-Head

Casper Ruud
Alexander Zverev
24 (Dec. 22, 1998) Age 26 (April 20, 1997)
Oslo, Norway Birthplace Hamburg, Germany
6-0 Height 6-6
10 Career ATP Singles Titles 19
2 (Sept. 12, 2022) Career-Best Ranking 2 (June 13, 2022)
4 Current Ranking 27
$14,177,809 Career Earnings $33,925,794
21-11 2023 Won/Loss Record 20-13
1 ATP Main Draw Head-to-Head Wins 2


Ruud vs Zverev Prediction

Ruud is one win away from reaching his second straight French Open final and third Grand Slam final of his tennis career. He’s 3-0 in previous Grand Slam semifinal matches.

Both of these players traditionally thrive when playing on clay surfaces. On clay, the Norwegian is an impressive 16-5 this year. Meanwhile, Zverev is 28-7 all-time at Roland Garros. He’s won 13 matches on clay this year.

Ruud appears to be right on top of his game at the present time. He’s 11-2 over his last 13 matches, all on clay courts. The Norwegian has reached the  semifinals in three of his last five Grand Slam events. He’s 69-17 on clay since 2021.

Ruud vs Zverev Picks:

  • Ruud to win (-105)
  • Ruud 3-1 (+400)

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