Casper Ruud vs Dominic Thiem Betting Tip – Thiem 3-0 – 2nd October 2020

Thiem to stop rising young star in the Third Round of the French Open

Casper Ruud / Norway ©imago images / Paul Zimmer 28.09.2020

Norway Casper Ruud vs Dominic Thiem Switzerland
2nd October 1000hrs
Tennis – France – French Open 2020
Pick Thiem 3-0 Set Betting
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 02:13 GMT Thursday, 1st October

This is an interesting third round match at the French Open on Friday.

It features the newly crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem taking on one of the rising stars of the game.

That is young Norwegian Casper Ruud who came through an epic scrap in the second round to set up this high-profile clash against one of the tournament favourites.

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Casper Ruud Preview – Big ask of young Norweigna

21 year old Casper Ruud is a player on the up in the world game. At the recent US Open he made it through to the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time.

This is just his third appearance in the main draw of the French Open and it’s been getting better for him.

On his debut, he got through to the second round and then last year he made it to the third round.

He faces a big uphill battle here through to try and keep that positive trajectory going as he is the 9/2 underdog in the match outright* (odds taken 02:13 GMT Thursday, 1st October).

In the opening round of this event, he took a straight sets win over Yuichi Sugita.

Then the 28th seed endured a five-set battle with America’s Tommy Paul to find his way through to this clash with Thiem for a place in the fourth round.

Our betting prediction:
Thiem -7.5 Games Handicap

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(odds taken 02:13 GMT Thursday, 1st October)


Earlier this year he won the Argentina Open, becoming the first Norwegian player to win an ATP title.

Just two weeks after winning in Argentina, he reached the final of the Chile Open as well, but missed out on the title on that occasion.

But after his third round exit at the US Open, he made it through to the semi finals of the ATP Rome Masters 1000 event.

Ruud also set a new record there, as no Norwegian had been that deep at that tournament level on the ATP before.

Ruud lost to Novak DJkovic in the semi finals there, but it was a wonderful experience for the youngster, regardless.


Dominic Thiem Preview – Thiem marches on in superb form

There appears to be no US Open success hangover for Austria’s DOminc though who has put in disciplined performances in his opening two matches of this campaign.

He opened with a straight-sets win over former Grand Slam champion Marin Cilic, before beating Jack Sock in straight sets as well.

So it has been comfortable progress for Thiem thus far and he is a long odds-on favourite at 1/7 to claim the win in the match outright* (odds taken 02:13 GMT Thursday, 1st October).

There’s obviously little there in tennis betting to get too excited about so we have to look elsewhere for tennis betting options.

The obvious place is the set betting market where a Thiem 3-0 option is at 5/6 odds, which offers a lot more value on a comfortable win for him* (odds taken 02:13 GMT Thursday, 1st October).

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But will this be as routine and comfortable for Them as the bookmaker markets would suggest? It’s certainly the trickiest match of the campaign so far for the Autsrian.

Thiem has the proven track record at Roland Garros, having reached the last two finals of the Slam hosted there.

The recent breakthrough at Grand Slam level should have taken his game to the next level.

He can be taken at 3/4 for -6.5 Games Handicap option* (odds taken 02:13 GMT Thursday, 1st October).


Casper Ruud vs Dominic Thiem Betting Advice

Ruud is a great young prospect, but he is facing Thiem at the wrong time right now. That is because the Austrian is right on top of his game.

It’s unlikely that Thiem is going to take his eye off the ball in this one as he looked focused and sharp so far in his two matches played.

So for that reason we are going to support a Thiem 3-0 set betting option for the match at 5/6* (odds taken 02:13 GMT Thursday, 1st October).


Key Facts – Casper Ruud vs Dominic Thiem Betting Tip

  • Casper Ruud has never met Dominic Thiem before
  • Casper Ruud has matched his third round appearance of last season
  • Dominic Thiem is on a nine match winning streak


Ruud’s last match which went the maximum five sets, was hardly the greatest of preparations for this much tougher match.

So he is likely to struggle a little bit after the first couple of sets, we feel, especially if he drops both of them.

We believe a Thiem -7.5 handicap line can be pushed for a quote of 6/5* (odds taken 02:13 GMT Thursday, 1st October).


The best betting odds for Casper Ruud vs Dominic Thiem

Casper Ruud to win: 9/2 at Bet365
Dominic Thiem to win: 1/7 at Bet365