2021 Nordea Open Semi-Final – Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena taking place? Båstad Tennis Stadium, Båstad, Sweden

When is Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena on and what time does it start? Saturday 17th June, 2021 – not before 13:20 (UK)

What surface is Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena being played on? Clay (outdoor)

Where can I get tickets for Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

What channel is Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena on? Visit this link for the latest ticket information

Where can I stream Casper Ruud vs Roberto Carballes Baena? Subscribers of Tennis TV can stream the match live

THE PREDICTION

Swedish Open first seed Casper Ruud is through to the semi-final without taking to court after Henri Laaksonen was forced to pull out of the draw and that leaves him an even stronger chance at claiming a third career title this weekend. In his way is world number 97 Roberto Carballes Baena, who has taken beaten the third seed Fabio Fognini en-route to the semi-finals here and the gritty Spaniard will be a force to be reckoned with on Saturday. However, Ruud has beaten Carballes Baena in both of their previous meetings at the Rio Open in 2017 and the Argentina Open last year, both on clay. This should be an enjoyable match between two players at their happiest on this surface but the gulf in quality should tell fairly soon with world number 16 Ruud able to come through to the final in straight sets.

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