Ruusuvuori vs Ivashka: prediction for the ATP Nur-Sultan match
On September 24, Emil Ruusuvori take on Ilya Ivashka in the quarterfinal match in Nur-Sultan. Who will advance to the next round? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Ruusuvuori is doing really well at the tournament in Nur-Sultan. He is yet to lose a set here. In the first round, Emil passed Benjamin Bonzi, who withdrew after the first set (6-2). In the second match, the Finnish tennis player left no chances for Aslan Karatsev. He outplayed the Russian with a score of 7-6, 6-4. Last year, Ruusuvori reached the semifinals in Nur-Sultan, where he lost to Adrian Mannarino.
This season Ivashka reached a new level in his performance. The Belarusian tennis player has been demonstrating excellent tennis for the last six months. His results allowed him to climb to the 52nd line in the world ranking.
We would like to point out, that Ivashka was very lucky with the grid at this tournament: he didn't have any difficult opponents on his way to the quarterfinals. In the first round, Ivashka left no chances for Elias Ymer (6-2, 6-4), and in the following match, he defeated Timofey Skatov (6-2, 6-3).
Two sets were played in 4 of the last 5 matches of Ivashka.
No tie-breaks were played in 4 of Ruusuvori's last 5 matches.
This year Ivashka and Ruusuvuori played two head-to-head matches. Ivashka won both fixtures. On clay, the Belarusian defeated Ruusuvuori with a score of 6-1, 6-2. The same score was recorded in Winston-Salem on hard. However, Ruusuvuori is in great shape and won't be defeated so easily. Still, we predict that Ivashka will advance to the next round.
Our prediction - Ivashka to win with a handicap (-2)
Prediction: Handicap (-2) to Ivashka
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All three head-to-head matches were short: no more than 22 games were played in each of them. We expect the upcoming fixture to end quickly, too.
Second prediction - total under 23.5 games