Casper Ruud vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas
June 27, 2022 8:00 am EDT
Casper Ruud will meet Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the First Round of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. The match is scheduled to be played on Monday June 27th, 2022.
Third seeded Casper Ruud will begin his Wimbledon campaign against the unseeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The Norwegian has never had much success on the grass and his preparations were less than ideal, but he is still the big favorite against Ramos-Vinolas. Ruud is expected to win comfortably, can the Spaniard cause the upset?
Casper Ruud is ranked #5 in the world and is the third seed here at Wimbledon given the non-participation of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev. Ruud has been having a phenomenal year so far, with a 29-10 record and reaching his first ever Grand Slam Final at Roland Garros. He has also broken into the top 5 in the world for the first time, and will be hoping to build on that towards the latter stages of the year. His Wimbledon preparations weren’t ideal, losing his only match to the surprising Ryan Peniston. in two tiebreakers. While he isn’t that comfortable on grass he will take comfort in knowing that his opponent Albert Ramos-Vinolas is even less comfortable as he is, and the Norwegian enters as the big favorite to advance here.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas is unseeded here at the Wimbledon Championships and is a highly experienced veteran of the ATP Tour, but has never had any success on grass. The Spaniard also lost his only grass court match of the season to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and is not expected to put up much resistance to Casper Ruud. His solid and consistent game is not as effective on grass as it is on clay especially since he struggles to generate much power, and will not win many free points on his serve. He is the massive underdog here and will have to use every ounce of his experience to make this remotely competitive.
Despite not being comfortable on this quick grass surface, Casper Ruud should win this match comfortably. He could not have asked for a more winnable match in the First Round, and this should hopefully serve to build some confidence and become more comfortable on the surface. Ramos-Vinolas is a solid player but this isn’t the surface for him. Ruud will have no trouble dominating this match with his forehand and will move on to the Second Round here at the All-England Club with ease.