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Casper Ruud vs Jack Sock 9/23/22 Laver Cup Tennis Picks, Predictions, Odds

Casper Ruud vs Jack Sock
September 23, 2022 8:00 am EDT
The Line: Casper Ruud -450 / Jack Sock +333
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Casper Ruud will meet Jack Sock on day one of the 2022 Laver Cup. The match will be played on Friday September 23rd, 2022.

World number two Casper Ruud makes his first appearance since reaching the US Open Final, where he narrowly lost a thriller to new world number one Carlos Alcaraz. Ruud has really established himself as one of the finest players in the world over the past year, and has rapidly improved his hard court game. The winner of three titles this year, he has shed the tag of a clay court specialist, and gained a lot of fans at the US Open with his solid, aggressive play. His opponent Jack Sock is ranked over 100 spots below him in the rankings but should not be taken lightly, as he has a huge serve, effective on this surface and lots of experience. Ruud is still the big favorite though, and the odds reflect that.

Jack Sock is currently ranked outside the top 120 players in the world and really has had a torrid time lately with loss of form and injuries. The former top 10 player is still a formidable player when everything is clicking for him and he has done well at this event in the past. However, the prospect of facing the new world number two Casper Ruud might be too daunting and it is difficult to expect him to get a result out of this match. If the stars align and his serve is working well he could take it close and make it competitive but his back is against the wall here.

This should be a relatively easy win for the world number two. Casper Ruud is the much better player at this stage of their careers and is way too solid for Jack Sock. Sure, Sock has a massive serve and his game can be tricky for opponents at times, but he has not shown anything more than mere flashes of his former self this year and there is no reason to expect anything different here. Ruud is ultra-confident at the moment and he will win this tie for Team Europe.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick:
Casper Ruud to win

Liam Elyes

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