Andy Murray vs Casper Ruud Tennis Betting Tip Ruud 2-0 – 30th September 2021

Murray faces 2nd Seed Ruud in blockbuster Second Round match at ATP San Diego

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United Kingdom Andy Murray vs Casper Ruud Norway
30th September from 1300hrs
Tennis – USA – ATP San Diego
Pick Ruud 2-0 Set Betting
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 5/4* (odds taken 19:41 GMT September 29th 2021 2021)

Britain’s Andy Murray came through his first challenge at ATP San Diego and now moves on to a tougher task.

For today’s tennis betting action we take a look at Murray’s chances as he lines up against rising star Casper Ruud.

A place in the quarter-final awaits the winner of this first meeting between the two players.

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Andy Murray Preview – Can wildcard Murray progress?

After accepting a wildcard entry for this tournament action in California this week, Andy Murray is through to the second round.

He lined up against America’s Denis Kudla in the First Round. Kudla was in the draw as a lucky loser.

Murray had been scheduled to face Kei Nishikori in his opening match, but the Japanese star pulled out.

There was a comfortable victory for Murray who breezed through the match against Kudla, dropping just five games.

Murray is the 6/4 underdog in tennis betting for Thursday’s match against Ruud* (odds taken 19:41 GMT September 29th 2021 2021 at Betfair)

Andy Murray was in action last week, getting through two rounds at the Moselle Open in France.

Our betting prediction:
Ruud 1st Set Score

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* (odds taken 19:41 GMT September 29th 2021 2021 at Betfair)


At no point during 2021 has Murray made more than two match wins at a single tournament (Tour level).

This is a very tricky match against young Top 10 player Casper Ruud, who is full of energy and running.

The Murray 2-0 set betting option is a quote of 3/1 to highlight how tough of a match this could be* (odds taken 19:41 GMT September 29th 2021 2021 at Betfair).

If he comes through this, it will be a very good result for the Brit.


Casper Ruud Preview – Can Ruud deliver on favouritism?

Casper Rudd comes into this match cold as he received a bye in the First Round of San Diego action.

That’s because he is the second seed at the tournament.

The young Norwegian is ranked 10th in the world at the moment and one of the big young stars of the game.

He played one match at last week’s Laver Cup and claimed a Round Robin win over America’s Reilly Opelka.

As far as individual events go, this is Ruud’s first action since a shock Second Round defeat at the US Open.

A lot more was expected of Ruud at the Slam.

That aside, it has been some season for Ruud who has claimed four titles this year.

All of those were on clay, however.

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Casper Ruud is W13 L5 in hard court matches for the year and is likely to run away with this if he gets in front.

After winning the 1st set, Ruud is 37-2 this season on Tour.

The Casper Ruud 2-0 set betting option is at a quote of 5/4 in tennis betting* (odds taken 19:41 GMT September 29th 2021 2021 at Betfair).

In two of his last three individual tournaments, Ruud has only been stopped by a highly ranked opponent (Stefanos Tsistpias and Alexander Zverev).

He looks like the genuine favourite here.


Andy Murray vs Casper Ruud Betting Advice

The likelihood is that Ruud will give Andy Murray the runaround on the hard court in San Diego this week.

The Ruud 2-0 set betting is the big tennis betting pick at 5/4* (odds taken 19:41 GMT September 29th 2021 2021 at Betfair).

It’s been some season and while the Norwegian’s hard court form hasn’t quite picked up after his brilliant clay swing, he’s the clear front runner in this match.


Key Facts – Andy Murray vs Casper Ruud Betting Tip

  • Andy Murray meets Casper Ruud for the first time
  • Andy Murray hasn’t won more than 2 matches at an ATP tournament this year
  • Casper Ruud has won four ATP titles during 2021


We have seen Murray struggle this season when coming up against better players as he did recently against Hubert Hurkacz.

We think that this San Diego campaign ends against the second seed on Thursday.

His best chance is going to be making an early impact through some resilience, but the Casper Ruud 6-4 First Set Score at 5/1 has appeal* (odds taken 19:41 GMT September 29th 2021 2021 at Betfair).


The best betting odds for Andy Murray vs Casper Ruud

Andy Murray to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Casper Ruud to win: 8/5 at Bet365