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tennis | Lorenzo Musetti x Casper Ruud - Nov 03 | 13:00 UTC


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Game info Lorenzo Musetti x Casper Ruud


The clash between Lorenzo Musetti and Casper Ruud takes place this Thursday, November 3, in a match valid for the second round of the ATP Masters 1000 of Paris in its 2022 version. US Open, the Norwegian Casper Ruud appears as one of the main seeds of the table, but due to his poor performance in the last appearances, he is not, in theory, one of the favorites for the title. As his second opponent in the French tournament, he will face the excellent Italian player Lorenzo Musetti. The estimated start of the match is at 13:00 UTC.


How the ATP Masters 1000 Paris works


The ATP Masters 1000 Paris is a traditional tennis competition that currently distributes 1000 ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals), ranking points to the winner. The tournament's first edition was held in 1972, reaching its 48th edition this year. We will have all the best players in the world in contention for the cup in the 2022 edition, except Alexander Zverev, who will not attend due to injury. Emphasizing the main competitors, we will have the big favorite for the title, Novak Djokovic; the current number 1 in the world, Carlos Alcaraz; and the current number 2 in the world, Rafael Nadal, who will attempt an unprecedented title in his career. The ATP Masters 1000 Paris prize pool is €3.084.450, and the tournament in 2022 will run from October 29 to November 6.


Lorenzo Musetti

At first, Lorenzo Musetti currently occupies the position of number 23 in the ATP ranking, having this the best position achieved in his career. The young Italian, just 20 years old, emerged as a great promise earlier this year after performing well on the ATP World Tour initially this season. However, he exceeded the expectations of all lovers of tennis in the world, achieving extremely relevant titles such as the ATP 500 in Hamburg, where he beat Carlos Alcaraz in the grand final, and then the ATP 250 in Naples. At the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris, the athlete is far from being considered one of the favorites for the title, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the final stages of the table. In his trajectory so far, he beat renowned athletes without great difficulties in his first two rounds, beating Croatian Marin Cilic and Georgia player Nikolos Basilashvili in straight sets, respectively.

Casper Ruud

On the other hand, Casper Ruud currently occupies number 4 in the ATP ranking, reaching the best position of his career in September this year, when he was number 2 in the world. As one of the top seeds of the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris, the Norwegian got away with the first round. In his debut, in the second round, he was able to capitalize on the veteran home athlete, Richard Gasquet, in straight sets. He quickly broke his opponent's serve three times in the first set, winning 6-1. In the second set, we had a service break for each side, thus forcing the tie-break, where again, the world number 4 won 9-7. It is worth mentioning that even though he had the best year of his career, where he had the most relevant appearances of his career, he has not been able to achieve good performances in recent weeks.

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