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Casper Ruud vs Benoit Paire Predictions, Tips & Live Stream - Ruud to punish Paire at the French Open
- Casper Ruud vs Benoit Paire predictions & tips
- The French Open first round match is being played on Monday (11.30 BST)
- Benoit Paire has lost 18 of his last 19 matches against top 20 players
- I am backing Ruud to win in straight sets
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Casper Ruud won the Geneva Open on May 22 (Getty Images)
Casper Ruud vs Benoit Paire Predictions
Casper Ruud is in career best form after winning in Geneva and cracking the top 20. The Norwegian is backed to crush Benoit Paire at the French Open.
- Casper Ruud has won 14 of his last 17 matches.
- Casper Ruud has won in straight sets in 13 of his 15 wins on clay in 2021.
- Casper Ruud is 1-0 against Benoit Paire, winning 6-1 6-1.
- Benoit Paire has lost 15 of his last 17 matches.
- Benoit Paire has lost 18 of his last 19 matches against top 20 players.
- Benoit Paire has lost in straight sets in his last 8 matches against top 20 players.
Head to Head
Casper Ruud is 1-0 against Benoit Paire.
He won 6-1 6-1 in the 2019 Madrid Masters qualification and was 6-4 2-0 up when Paire retired in the 2020 Hamburg first round.
Casper Ruud Stats
Age: 22 (22 December 1998)
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
World Ranking: 16
Career High: 16 (May 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 2
2021 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Third Round (2019, 2020)
Casper Ruud Form
Casper Ruud started the clay court swing by reaching the Marbella Open quarter-finals.
He bounced back with three straight semi-final appearances in Monte Carlo, Munich and Madrid.
Ruud beat World No.9 Diego Schwartzman, World No.12 Pablo Carreno Busta and World No.18 Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo before being eliminated by Andrey Rublev.
The World No.16 lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili in Munich. In Madrid he beat Felix Auger Aliassime and World No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets before losing to World No.10 Matteo Berrettini.
The Norwegian kept that form going by winning the Geneva Open. He beat Tennys Sandgren, Dominik Koepfer and Pablo Andujar before a 7-6 6-4 win against World No.15 Denis Shapovalov in the final.
Casper Ruud has reached the third round in his last two French Opens, going down to Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem.
Benoit Paire Stats
Age: 32 (8 August 1989)
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
World Ranking: 40
Career High: 18 (January 2016)
Career Singles Titles: 3
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Fourth Round (2019)
Benoit Paire Form
Including his second round defeat at the 2020 French Open, Benoit Paire has lost 15 of his 17 matches. He looks disinterested and has been a passenger on the ATP Tour.
The Frenchman is unlikely to be in the top 50 for much longer.
Paire has lost five of his last six matches on clay. That includes straight sets defeats to World No.138 Federico Gaio and World No.69 Stefano Travaglia.
Casper Ruud and Benoit Paire meet in the French Open first round on Monday (11.30 BST).
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Benoit Paire is in Paris to collect his €60,000 prize money for losing in the first round. I expect him to give up before being humiliated by Casper Ruud in straight sets.
Best Bet: Casper Ruud Win 3-0 Set Betting @-204.08 at Unibet - 8 Units
Value Bet: Casper Ruud -10.5 Games Handicap @230.00 at Unibet - 2 Units