US Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud Head to Head Prediction | H2H Stats

The US Open will witness a new champion crowned on Sunday evening at the Arthur Ashe stadium in New York as Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud take the center stage for one final time in a Grand Slam match in 2022. 

After two weeks of nail-biting drama, ups, and downs, both Alcaraz and Ruud will battle it out in a high-profile clash as they bring down the curtains on the Grand Slam year. 

With Grand Slam honours up for stake, both Alcaraz and Ruud will be looking to give their best in Sunday’s showdown final.

  • The winner of the clash will be the new World number one in ATP rankings of Monday
  • Carlos Alcaraz beat home-favourite Frances Tiafoe in his third consecutive five-setter to reach the US Open final
  • Alcaraz could become the second-youngest US Open champion after Pete Sampras in 1990
  • Casper Ruud saw off the challenge from Karen Khachanov in a 7-6, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win

Alcaraz vs Ruud: Head-to-Head

The meeting will be the third time both Alcaraz and Ruud will cross paths and for the first time in a Grand Slam match. The two have developed a recent tussle for supremacy and have entertained the fans at times. 

The Spaniard holds superiority in the head-to-head meetings as he won both the affairs in the past.

They both contested the final of the Miami Open in March as Alcaraz won in straight sets against Ruud to clinch the first ATP Masters 1000 title of the year. 

Their first meeting came in the 2021 Marbella Open in Spain as Ruud was again outclassed in straight sets by Alcaraz with a score of 6-2, 6-4.

2022ATP Masters 1000 Miami, FL, U.S.A.Outdoor HardFCarlos Alcaraz7-5, 6-4
2021Marbella, SpainOutdoor ClayQFCarlos Alcaraz6-2, 6-4

Alcaraz vs Ruud: Player Analysis

Alcaraz, 19, has suffered a tough run-in that has seen him spend more time on the court than any other player (20 hours). The worrying factor will be the tiebreaks as he lost all four, and he lost two tiebreaks in the semifinal against Tiafoe. 

With more than 40% break point conversion rate he will again fancy his chances against Ruud who has a solid defense.

The number five seed will have to keep a close eye on Alcaraz’s forehand which has seen him yield 341 winners so far. Ruud too has a solid forehand with his serve playing a key role in taking him to the final. 

He has amassed 36 aces so far in the US Open while having a mixed record in the tiebreak. In seven tiebreaks so far Ruud has won four and will be aware of the luck factor that has eluded Alcaraz who has lost all four tiebreaks so far.

Alcaraz vs Ruud: US Open 2022 Stats

Carlos Alcaraz Head to HeadCasper Ruud
20 hrs 19 minsTime on Court18 hrs 28 mins
235Total Games Played236
25Total Sets23
815Total points771
341Total winners342
21Double Faults22
45/98Break Points won35/84
0/4Tie Breakers Won4/7

Journey so far in the US Open 2022

Carlos Alcaraz 

Alcaraz will have to again bring the best out of him in the final after battling in three consecutive five-set matches. The 19-year-old Spaniard beat former champion Marin Cilic followed by Jannik Sinner. 

The latter encounter saw him come from behind to clinch a place in the semifinal with the encounter lasting for more than five hours.

Carlos Alcaraz in action
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The 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 win against Frances Tiafoe also saw him stretch to the limits as he outclassed the home favourite. With more than 20 hours on the court, Alcaraz will be wary of the fatigue factor coming into the contest. 

The first week was an easy passage for the number three seed while the second week was a struggle that he eventually overcame. 

Alcaraz saw off the challenge from Sebastian Baez before he decided to retire in the first round. He then got the better of another Argentine Federico Coria in straight sets and then beat Jenson Brooksby to book a date with former champion Marin Cilic.

Casper Ruud

The Norwegian, like Alcaraz has also endured a tough period in the US Open before he reached the final. Before beating Karen Khachanov in the semifinal he faced the likes of Matteo Berrettini and Corentin Moutet. 

Casper Ruud
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In all the six matches so far only twice has he won in three sets with the rest of the four matches seeing him drop at least a set.

Tommy Paul was the toughest challenge so far for the Norwegian as he got away in a 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 5-7, 6-0 win. Ruud outclassed Kyle Edmund in the first round before getting past Tim Van Rijthoven in four sets. 

US Open Men's Singles Final Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz to win in four sets against Casper Ruud

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