Ruud Andreozzi Atp Acapulco

Ruud survives unscathed from a bad day against the fantastic Andreozzi


Norwegian tennis player Casper Ruud defeated Argentinian Guido Andreozzi 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(2) after 2h51 minutes of play in the first round of the ATP 500 series in Acapulco. The world number 4 will face Japan’s Taro Daniel in the second round.

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Casper Ruud He had a remarkable 2022, winning titles and top tennis that left him very close to the top of the world rankings. Last season he became the champion ATP 250 of Buenos Aires, Geneva and Gstaad. In addition, he played in the final Roland Garros, US Open, M1000 de Miami and ATP Finals. In addition, he reached the semi-finals Roma and Montreal. 2023 started with a quick farewell in Auckland and a crash in the second round of the Australian Open.

Guido Andreozzi He is far from the level he showed in 2019 when he was in the Top 70. Constant shoulder injuries and mental wear and tear caused the Argentine to leave singles and devote herself to doubles. In this form, he reached nine finals on the Challenger circuit together with A William Duran, gets seven titles. In singles, he met some requirements and won them Currents and TCA, but without entering much based on ranking. But at the end of 2022, he got the title Temuco Challenger and resurfaced. His year 2023 started with quarters Tiger 1 (double champ), def Understanding (double champion) and eighth Monterrey. In Acapulco he crossed Facundo Mena and Elias Ymer to get into the picture.

Ruud works hard to keep up

Casper Ruud and Guido Andreozzi face crossed in the first round Acapulco ATP 500.

Early in the game, the Argentinian surprised his rivals with strong returns to break through and take the lead. Then the Norwegian recovered, without showing great tennis, for the match. In the seventh game, Andreozzi became consistent and accurate and managed to break serve. However, Ruud remained calm, lowered the tension and was able to combine three games to place 6-4 in 53 minutes.

In the other sleeve, the development was quite similar. Once again Guido showed his guns, continued to play loose and broke to take the lead. Tried to improve his level but with no big hits, the world No. 4 took advantage of some mistakes and recovered. However, Andreozzi continued his forehand, closing the points at the net and serving hard to get another break and tie. 6-4 in 53 minutes.

Two early breaks still gave brown numbers at the beginning of the decisive set. Later, the development was almost negligible, and a completely solid, powerful and accurate pass without creating any chance of breaking. The Argentinian used an ease and regularity in his serve that led to his return and he had two clear break points, but he couldn’t. In a draw, some luck offered Ruud’s progress 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(2) after 2h51min.


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