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Nitto Open 2021: Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Head to Head Prediction

Nitto ATP Finals 2021 : Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud

It's time for the top-ranked Novak Djokovic to feature in the last tournament of the Tennis calendar. 

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: Match Preview 

Djokovic has been No. 1 for a record total of 345 weeks and has finished as ATP year-end No.1 on a record seven occasions. 

He has won an all-time joint record 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles. Overall, he has won 86 ATP singles titles, including a record nine Australian Open titles and a joint record 36 Masters events. 

Djokovic is the only man in the Open Era to achieve a double career Grand Slam and complete a non-calendar Grand Slam. He is also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters on the ATP Tour, which he has done twice. In his first match at the Nitto Open 2021 he will play Casper Ruud.

Novak and Kasper in their previous meeting in the Italian Open in 2020
Novak and Kasper in their previous meeting

Casper Ruud is the first Norwegian to win an ATP title (having won six) and to reach the semifinals of ATP Tour Masters 1000 events on clay courts. 

He is the highest-ranked Norwegian player in ATP history (surpassing his father, Christian Ruud) with a career-high ranking in singles of World No. 8. Casper will be playing Novak in his first match at the Nitto Open. 

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: Head to Head

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Novak has a slight lead as they have just played once.

Novak Djokovic & Casper Ruud: Record at Nitto ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic has won the Nitto Open Title 5 times in his illustrious career.

The Serb has qualified for the season finale on 14 occasions (2007-2016, 2018-2021). He beat Nikolay Davydenko for the 2008 title in Shanghai and clinched four consecutive crowns at the O2 in London between 2012-2015. 

Djokovic, who did not qualify in 2017 after suffering a right elbow injury, has compiled a 38-16 record at the prestigious tournament.

Casper Ruud will make his debut at the Nitto ATP 2021 Finals after clinching his spot on Thursday at the Rolex Paris Masters. 

The 22-year-old is the first Norwegian to earn a spot in the season finale, to be played at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 14-21 November.

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: Form Guide

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Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: Predictions

Novak to win the match in three sets as he is in great form and Casper is struggling against high ranked players.

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