French Open 2022 Finals Odds Predictions: Nadal vs Ruud Tips, Best Bets by Proven Tennis Experts

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French Open 2022 Finals Odds Predictions: Nadal vs Ruud Tips, Best Bets by Proven Tennis Experts

It’s been a tough road but Rafael Nadal is back in the Roland Garros final and will face Casper Ruud for the 2022 French Open title on Sunday. Nadal was on the toughest side of the draw, which included Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz. But the 36-year-old sent out senior rival Djokovic in the quarters and survived a fight with Zverev when the German was forced to retire slightly behind with an ankle injury. Now Nadal faces Ruud and has a chance to stretch his records to 14 French Open titles and 22 Grand Slam wins. Ruud is in his first Grand Slam final but is an elite clay-court player. Nadal was the 23-year-old’s childhood idol and the Norwegian has been training at Nadal’s academy in Mallorca for several years.

The first serve at Roland Garros in Paris is scheduled for 9am ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Nadal as a -550 favorite (risk $550 to win $100) in the latest Nadal vs. Ruud odds. Ruud is a +425 underdog, and the over-under for all games is set at 33.5. Before making a selection for the 2022 French Open final, be sure to check out SportsLine’s Sean Calvert’s Nadal vs Ruud predictions.

Calvert is the handicapper who named Stan Wawrinka, who won the 2014 Australian Open 60-1. He did even better at the Miami Open in 2018, correctly calling John Isner 100-1 to win the title. And in 2019, Calvert had a big score against Dominic Thiem who won Indian Wells 80-1.

And in 2021 he has made both bets for the Wimbledon men’s final: Novak Djokovic defeats Matteo Berrettini by three sets to one (+275) and Djokovic wins and both players win a set (+130). He also set Ruud as one of his each-way picks ahead of this year’s French Open. Anyone who follows his tips is way up there.

Now Calvert has followed the French Open men’s final 2022 matchup with Nadal vs Ruud and revealed his best bets. Go to SportsLine to see them.

Rafael Nadal vs Casper Ruud preview

Nadal’s fitness was a question mark ahead of the tournament but the Spaniard’s foot has endured every challenge. He might have taken a break when the Zverev match ended abruptly. It was on track to become one of the longest semifinals in French Open history, just over three hours after the second set was completed. Never losing a French Open final and an impressive 111-3 at Roland Garros, Nadal knows time is running out to extend his legacy.

Nadal will likely focus on tiring out his younger opponent with drop shots and hammering Ruud’s backhand with his left forehand. The Spaniard also has a superior note on break chances, averaging nearly one per game compared to Ruud’s 0.66. Ruud is likely to push the pace which could lead to unforced errors and Nadal always limits his mistakes. Nadal’s vast experience combined with the Norwegian’s nerves could make all the difference.

Ruud’s clay-court prowess has finally translated to Roland Garros after entering this year’s tournament with a mediocre 7-4 record. He has won seven surface titles in the last season and a half and is 21-5 on clay this season. He won the event in Buenos Aires in February and Geneva last month. He should be more rested compared to Nadal, who played two matches over four hours and went to the limit in two sets in the semifinals.

The stats of the players in Paris were similar, with Nadal at 112 in combined serve points won/return points won and Ruud at 110. And Nadal sits at 121 in serve/break while Ruud sits at 114. The Norwegian is very familiar with Nadal, from watching each of his finals when he was young to frequently practicing with him at the academy. Ruud’s fitness and youth give him a great advantage. So if he can control his nerves, he has the ability to really push the clay court legend.

How to do Nadal vs Ruud picks

Calvert stopped this match and made a best bet you have to see. Before you hit your French Open 2022 men’s final picks, be sure to check out Calvert’s tips and analysis over at SportsLine.

What is the best bet for the 2022 French Open final? Visit SportsLine now to find Sean Calvert’s best bet for Nadal vs.

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