Free tennis expert picks for Filip Krajinovic vs Casper Ruud
Filip Krajinovic faces Casper Ruud in the first round of the Intrum Stockholm Open. The match is on Tuesday, October 15, with bookmakers giving Krajinovic a big advantage.
Filip Krajinovic starts this week from 60th place in the world rankings. The 27-year-old Serb lost in the first round in the last two tournaments he participated in. Filip Krajinovic lost in a 3-set battle against Joao Sousa in Shanghai. A week earlier, the Serb was beaten 2-0 by Radu Albot in Tokyo. At the end of September, Filip Krajinovic reached the 1/4-finals of the Metz tennis tournament. He recorded wins against Peter Gojowczyk, Fernando Verdasco, but in the dispute over the place of the semifinals failed to beat the representative of the hosts Lucas Pouille and allowed defeat with 1:2 sets. Krajinovic hopes to make a good showing in Stockholm to establish himself in the top 40 and look for more serious end-of-season progress.
Norwegian talent Casper Ruud ranks 59th in the world rankings. The 20-year-old tennis player may not reach the level of his colleagues like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Frances Tiafoe, but he can still make a good career. Casper Ruud suffered a first round defeat to Zhuhai late last month, giving up after the first set in his match against Miomir Kecmanovic. Previously, the Norwegian reached the 1/4 finals at St. Petersburg, where it was played with a 2-1 set by Borna Coric. Casper Ruud has made good appearances recently after reaching the 1/2 finals of the Kitzbuhel Clay Tennis Tournament in August. He beat tennis players like Pablo Carreno-Busta and Pablo Cuevas, and lost to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the 1/2 finals.
In my opinion, in the upcoming match, Casper Ruud may face his more experienced opponent. I’ll bet on over 2.5 sets in the match, expecting both tennis players to win one set and the match to be decided in the third set.
Good Luck with our free tennis expert picks!