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Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Ruud to push Djokovic all the way in Rome

  • Novak Djokovic takes on Casper Ruud in the Rome Masters semi-final
  • World No. 1 Djokovic is a four-time champion in Rome
  • Djokovic can win a record-breaking 36th Masters 1000 title in Rome
  • Djokovic and Ruud are meeting for the first time
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Novak Djokovic is playing in his 11th Rome Masters semi-final (Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic is two wins away from landing a record 36th Masters 1000 title, and one of them must come against Casper Ruud in the Rome Masters semi-finals on Sunday. Four-time champion Djokovic is featuring in an 11th Rome Masters semi-final and is a red-hot favourite to progress.

Novak Djokovic Stats


Nationality: Serbia
Age: 33 (22 May 1987)
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 1
Career High: 1 (July 2011)
Career Titles: 79
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 17 (8 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 5 Wimbledon, 3 US Open)
2020 Singles Titles: 3

Novak Djokovic Form


Novak Djokovic is yet to lose a game on the court in 2020 with his solitary defeat being his controversial disqualification from the US Open at Flushing Meadows for striking a line judge.

He won all six matches the ATP Cup to help Serbia win the title and then won the Australian Open after beating Milos Raonic, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem in Melbourne.

The World No. 1 won in Dubai, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the final. The Serbian then won the Western and Southern Open, beating Tennys Sandgren, Jan-Lennard Struff, Roberto Bautista Agut and Milos Raonic.

At the Rome Masters, Djokovic has firmly bounced back from the US Open disappointment. He beat Salvatore Caruso and compatriot Filip Krajinovic in straight stars before needing three-sets to see off Dominik Koepfer in Saturday's quarter-final.

Casper Ruud Stats


Nationality: Norwegian
Age: 21 (22 December 1998)
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 34
Career High: 34 (February 2020)
Career Singles Titles: 1
2020 Singles Titles: 1

Casper Ruud Form


Casper Ruud has enjoyed his best year in 2020, reaching a career high of 34 in the world rankings in February after winning a first career title in Buenos Aires with a 6-1 6-4 victory over Pedro Sousa in the final.

It was a breakout title for 21-year-old Ruud and he followed it later the same month by reaching the final in Santiago before losing to Thiago Seyboth Wild in three sets.

Rudd lost his opening in the Western and Southern Open and exited the US Open at the third round, a result that was his best yet in any Grand Slam event.

In Rome, Ruud beat Karen Khachanov, Lorenzo Sonego and Marin Cilic before exacted revenge on Matteo Berrettini who had dumped him out of the US Open. The Norwegian will be playing in his first Masters 1000 semi-final.

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Head to Head


Novak Djokovic and Casper Ruud have never met before.

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Odds


Novak Djokovic is 1.17 to set up another tilt at the Rome title. Casper Ruud is 5.00 to pull off an upset. 

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud Stats


  • Novak Djokovic is 29-1 in 2020.
  • Novak Djokovic has won the Rome Masters four times.
  • Novak Djokovic is playing in an 11th Rome Masters semi-final.
  • Novak Djokovic is bidding to win a record 36th Masters 1000 title.
  • Casper Ruud is playing in his first Masters 1000 semi-final.
  • Casper Ruud is 17-7 for the season, and 12-2 on clay.

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Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud will be played at the Rome Masters.

When is Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud being played?

Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud will be played at 13.00 BST on Sunday 20 September 2020.

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Verdict

Novak Djokovic should end Casper Ruud's dream run in Rome, but the Norwegian can make a fight of it having excelled on clay this year.

Best Bet: 3 Sets Total Sets @+225 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Djokovic 2-1 Correct Score @+333 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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