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January 22, 2023

It’s the men’s final at Roland Garros, which usually means Rafael Nadal is ready to make more history, but Casper Rudd will be hoping to make his own mark at the 2022 French Open on Sunday. Nadal is looking to extend his records to 22 Grand Slam titles and 14 at Roland-Garros, while Ruud seeks his first major title. The 23-year-old is the first Norwegian to play in a Grand Slam final, and he is one of the best players in the world on clay. Nadal, of course, is the best ever on the surface in Paris, and he got a break when his semi-final match ended abruptly. He was locked in a fierce battle with third-placed Alexander Zverev on Friday before the German suffered a serious ankle injury and had to concede the game. Ruud defeated Marin Cilic in four sets in the other semifinal.

The first service is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET. Nadal is a -550 favorite (risk $550 to win $100) in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Nadal vs. Ruud odds, while Ruud is a +425 underdog. The Over/Under for the total number of games is 33.5. Before you make any picks at Roland Garros 2022 for the men’s final, be sure to see SportsLine’s Nadal vs. Ruud predictions from Sean Calvert.

Calvert is the handicapper who called out Stan Wawrinka in winning the 2014 Australian Open 60-1. At the 2018 Miami Open, he did even better, correctly calling 100-1 long shot John Isner to win the title. And in 2019, Calvert notched a huge score over Dominic Thiem winning Indian Wells 80-1.

And in 2021, he succeeded in his two bets for the Wimbledon men’s singles final: Novak Djokovic having to beat Matteo Berrettini three sets to one (+275) and Djokovic to win and both players to win a set (+130). Ahead of this year’s French Open, he also identified Ruud as one of his picks each way. Anyone who follows their choices is at the top.

Now Calvert has locked down the 2022 French Open men’s final match with Nadal against Ruud and has revealed his best bets. Head over to SportsLine to see them.

Preview of Rafael Nadal vs Casper Ruud

Nadal has dominated Roland Garros for more than 15 years, playing in 13 men’s finals and winning them all. He showed in his quarter-final win over arch-rival Novak Djokovic that he can still play at elite level. He also topped one set and headed for a tie-break in the second with the much younger and higher ranked Zverev. Now Nadal will face an even younger opponent facing his first time in the Grand Slam spotlight. Nadal will use this to his advantage.

Ruud has been excellent on clay in recent years, but his success hadn’t translated to Roland Garros until now. He entered this year’s tournament 7-4 all-time at Roland Garros. Nadal probably plans to hammer the Norwegian’s backhand with his left-handed forehand and try to wear down his young opponent with drop shots. The Spaniard is a stunning 111-3 at Roland Garros, and at 36 he knows this could be his best chance for another win.

Nadal’s Norwegian opponent should be rested, all things considered. Ruud was taken off at 3:30 by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in his first round match. Besides, he did his job quickly, even after three sets. Nadal, who questioned his fitness due to a foot injury, played twice over four hours. His semi-final match was already at the three-hour mark when Zverev retired. The veteran has played a lot of tennis and will struggle with fatigue.

Ruud has also been the best player on clay for the past two years. He’s 66-16 on the box since the start of 2020, and he won five titles last season and has two this year. He won three in a row last summer – in Bastad, Gstaad and Kitzbühel – and he trained at the Nadal academy in Mallorca. The two have trained together on several occasions, so Ruud should have an idea of ​​what to expect. He also has a 13-year age advantage and his fitness could make a huge difference.

How to make choices between Nadal and Ruud

Calvert broke down this match and locked in a better bet that you need to see. Be sure to see Calvert’s picks and analysis on SportsLine before you make your picks at Roland Garros 2022 for the men’s final.

What is the best bet for the men’s final of Roland-Garros 2022? Visit SportsLine now to see Sean Calvert’s best bet for Nadal vs. , all from the tennis handicapper with a history of making big calls.

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