Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud - French Open Semifinal Tennis Prediction and Pick 6/7/24

Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud

Friday, June 7, 2024

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Fourth seed Alexander Zverev will face two-time runner-up Casper Ruud in the second semifinal at the 2024 French Open. The match is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2024. Here's our Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud prediction.

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Alexander Zverev is having a mixed tournament at the 2024 French Open. He defeated 14-time record champion Rafael Nadal in the biggest first-round match in possibly the event's history but then had to battle through a pair of five-set matches in the third and fourth rounds and survived. In that time, he's also been mentally and emotionally invested with off-court allegations of domestic abuse and was keenly following his hearing that recently took place in Berlin. That aside, Zverev has done exceptional work on the court to dispel the noise and let his racket do the talking. Only one match win is required now to book his spot in a second Grand Slam final, but will he overcome the man who stopped him last year?

Casper Ruud received a walkover in the quarterfinal after top seed Novak Djokovic withdrew from the tournament because of a knee injury. The Serbian has since undergone surgery. Ruud was supposed to play him in a rematch of last year's final, but it's a bittersweet feeling because, on the one hand, he's through to another semifinal at the French Open, but the inability not to test himself against the defending champion could potentially make him undercooked for Friday's match.

Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud Head-To-Head

• Zverev and Ruud are tied at 2-2 in their head-to-head on the ATP Tour.

• Their lone clay-court meeting was won by Ruud in straight sets in last year's semifinal at the French Open.

Alexander Zverev vs Casper Ruud Prediction

Zverev only won seven games when they played each other at this tournament 12 months ago. But this is a much better version of the World No. 4 who has been serving impeccably and continues to show tremendous improvement with his movement. Although the conditions might limit the potency of his serve since the match will be in the evening, the same can be said of Ruud's topspin forehand, which will likely land in Zverev's strike zone. I like Zverev's chances here, as his shots have enough venom to hit through Ruud's defense, and I wouldn't worry about last year's result when the German was still in the early stages of his comeback from an ankle injury.

Nur’s Pick Alexander Zverev in four sets

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