TennisSection previews the 2021 Wimbledon Championships as Casper Ruud (12) meets Jordan Thompson in the Round of 128 on Wednesday, June 30th 2021.
Will Jordan Thompson be able to get a big win under his belt by causing the upset against the strong youngster? Will Casper Ruud find the form which he played for the majority of 2021 with to make a bigger name for himself on other surfaces than clay? This will be an interesting match to see where Ruud’s playing level is at on grass. Can he prevent the early upset here at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships?
Jordan Thompson has played well on grass so far this year, going 4-3 in all of his matches on the surface. Jordan is not really known for playing well in big tournaments, mainly getting his ranking points in small ATP 250 tournaments which are not stacked with big name players. Jordan Thompson plays with a lot of power and he will want to utilize this as he meets another powerful opponent in Casper Ruud here. Can the Aussie get a strong performance under his belt and cause the early upset here at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships?
Casper Ruud put on some solid performances on grass this year, going 2-1 so far. Casper Ruud is a very tough opponent to beat on most surfaces, but I haven’t seen him play on grass much so it will be interesting to see how far he can go here at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. Casper has so much talent, and power behind his shots, but he will need to be able to deal with flat hitters, like Jordan Thompson. I expect for him to fight his way through a couple matches, but he will be able to find his form eventually.
Casper Ruud and Jordan Thompson have met 3 times before, with Casper Ruud leading the head to head 2-1. They met earlier this year at the Australian Open where Ruud dominated the match before Thompson retired with an injury. Jordan Thompson can get a set here under his belt I believe, because he is a flat hitter and has been playing well on grass. However, Casper Ruud has trained a lot over the last few years with big name players who have improved his level, and he will want to show us that he is good on all surfaces. Casper will make his way to the Round of 64 of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
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