September 23, 2021 7:39 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Laver Cup Day 1 – Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka on and what time does it start? Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka will take place on Friday 24th September, 2021 – not before 18:00 (UK)

Where is Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka taking place? Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, USA

What surface is Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka being played on? Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka

What channel is Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka on? Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka will be televised live to subscribers of Eurosport

Where can I stream Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka? Eurosport subscribers can stream Casper Ruud vs Reilly Opelka live on Eurosport Player

THE PREDICTION

World number 10 Casper Ruud has beaten world number 19 Reilly Opelka on both of their previous meetings on clay at the Houston Open in 2019 and then again more recently at this year’s Cincinnati Open, both in three sets. That win for clay specialist Ruud on an American hardcourt makes this pick all the more challenging but the atmosphere surrounding an American playing for Team World in Boston should spur Opelka on to his first victory over the Norwegian. Opelka was playing some of his best tennis in similar conditions at the US Open in New York only recently and he is a seriously solid player to send out first in the Laver Cup. Taking this match to see three sets looks like one good option here, considering both meetings have done so before, but Opelka looks good for the win in front of a partisan crowd.

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