Novak Djokovic V Casper Ruud: French Open Quarterfinal Prediction and Free Bets

Novak Djokovic currently sits at the top of the ATP rankings. He has been there for a total of 428 weeks - this is an all-time record!

Novak Djokovic V Casper Ruud: French Open Quarterfinal Prediction
Novak Djokovic V Casper Ruud: French Open Quarterfinal Prediction

In a rematch of last year’s French Open final, the world number 1, Novak Djokovic, is set to take on Casper Ruud in the quarterfinal. This match will be held at Roland Garros on Wednesday 5th June.

Novak Djokovic: Player Profile

Novak Djokovic currently sits at the top of the ATP rankings. He has been there for a grand total of 428 weeks - this is an all-time record! 

Djokovic has been at the top of the rankings in 13 different years and has finished as the top player a huge eight times. The Serbian has won 24 Grand Slam titles, three of which were at the French Open in 2016, 2021, and 2023. He holds 98 titles, including 40 in the Masters tournament.

This season, Djokovic has an 18-6 record, including 10-3 on clay. His best result of the season was the semifinal at the Australian Open, where he lost to Jannik Sinner. He also made it to the semis in Geneva and Monte Carlo.

Novak Djokovic Road to This Match

  • Round of 16: Francisco Cerundolo 6-1, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
  • Third round: Lorenzo Musetti 7-5, 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
  • Second round: Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
  • First round: Piere-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-6, 6-4

Casper Ruud Player Profile

Casper Ruud is currently seventh in the ATP rankings, and his career high was No. 2 in the world. The Norwegian has won a total of 12 titles in his career, including two this year in Barcelona and Geneva.

He made it to the French Open twice. Last year, he lost to Novak Djokovic, and the year before, to Rafael Nadal. He also made it to the final at the 2022 US Open, where he lost to Carlos Alcaraz.

Ruud is 39-10 for the season in 2024, including 21-4 on clay.

Casper Ruud Road to This Match

  • Round of 16: Taylor Fritz 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
  • Third round: Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • Second round: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • First round: Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Head-to-Head record – Djokovic leads 5-1

2020 ATP Rome Semifinal, Djokovic vs Ruud 7-5, 6-3

2020 was a tough year for Djokovic. Right after he was disqualified from the US Open, he went to Rome with a lot to prove at the tournament, he had already won four times. He had no problems making it to the semis, losing only one set on the way. Ruud, who was only 21 years old at the time, had an excellent tournament, defeating Matteo Berrettini in the decisive tie-break in the previous round. Ruud played pretty well and managed to make one break during the match, but still, Djokovic won at the end. The Serbian ended up winning his fifth title in Rome, defeating Diego Schwartzman in the final.

2021 Masters Cup, Djokovic vs Ruud 7-6, 6-2

At the 2021 Masters Cup, Djokovic and Ruud found themselves in the Green Group. The Serbian won the opening match 7-6, 6-2 against Ruud. Ruud was the one who broke the serve first, but Djokovic managed to come back and win the first set tiebreak by 7-4. That was the key moment of the match, as Ruud was not even close to being a threat in the second set. Djokovic also defeated Andrey Rublev and Cameron Norrie in the group stage before losing to Alexander Zverev in the semifinal.

2022 ATP Rome Semifinal, Djokovic vs Ruud 6-4, 6-3

Two years after their first match, Djokovic and Ruud met again in the semifinals in Rome. Now the Norwegian was already established as a real contender on the ATP tour, but that didn’t make any difference. Djokovic took an early 4-0 lead, and Ruud set the tone for the rest of the match. That was a special night for Djokovic, who reached the milestone of 1,000 wins on the tour. In the final, Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win a record 38th ATP Masters title.

2022 Masters Cup Final, Djokovic vs Ruud 7-5, 6-3

At the end of 2022, the two met in the 2022 Masters Cup Final in Turin. Djokovic had bumps in the road to the final, needing two tie-breaks to defeat Taylor Fritz in the semifinal and previously beating Daniil Medvedev in the decisive tie-break. Ruud had a great tournament, losing only one set on his way to the final and defeating Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals. Djokovic had no mercy and won the final, tying Roger Federer with six Masters Cup titles.

2023 French Open Final, Djokovic vs Ruud 7-6, 6-3, 7-5

One of the biggest wins in Djokovic’s career happened to be in the 2023 French Open final against Ruud. The Serbian came on top, winning his 23rd Grand Slam title and becoming the first man to win all four majors at least three times. Ruud had a better start to the match, taking a 4-2 early lead, but Djokovic came back to win the set and had full control for the rest of the way.

2024 ATP Monte Carlo Semifinal, Ruud vs Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Finally, in their sixth match, Ruud defeated Djokovic in the semifinal in Rome earlier this year. That was Ruud’s biggest win of his career and the first time he won a set against Djokovic. Ruud had lost all 11 previous matches against the top 3 players on the tour and reached only the second career final on the ATP Masters circuit. Unfortunately for him, he lost 6-1, 6-4 in the final to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Prediction

Novak Djokovic has yet to win a title in 2024 and is facing a real challenge on his way to the 25th Grand Slam crown. The competition is tough, but more importantly, Djokovic is far from his 100%. He barely survived the last match, and it is a huge question if he would be able to recover 48 hours after the last match. Ruud is on top of his game, and he managed to beat Djokovic earlier this season. Ruud has made it to the final at Roland Garros twice before, which proves that he can play well on this court. However, Djokovic always finds a way to be competitive, and he can beat anybody as long as he can stay on his feet. This will definitely be another match to remember and a long fight that will go over 38.5 games in total. If you really want to bet on the winner, we are going with Djokovic to leave everything on the court once again and move on to the semifinal.

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Novak Djokovic V Casper Ruud Betting Odds 

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Novak Djokovic17/16
Casper Ruud5/6
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