Nordea Open 2022: Dominic Thiem vs. Emil Ruusvuori Tennis Pick and Prediction

Nordea Open 2022: Dominic Thiem vs. Emil Ruusvuori Tennis Pick and Prediction

TennisSection previews the 2022 Nordea Open as Dominic Thiem takes on Emil Ruusuvuori in the first round on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022.

After a first half of the 2022 season to forget, Dominic Thiem will look to turn the tide at the Nordea Open when he takes on Emil Ruusuvori. The Finn is as tough as they come and the Aussie could end the day still chasing for that elusive first tour-level win of the campaign.

Dominic Thiem managed to break his duck for 2022 after posting his first win in seven attempts at the Salzburg Challenger this week. Thiem defeated 20-year-old compatriot Filip Misolic in straight sets to get his monkey off his back, but fell in the second round to the more experienced Facundo Bagnis. Thiem, it should be noted, elected to sit out from the entire grass court swing following his demoralizing defeat to Hugo Dellien at the French Open. The Austrian’s wait for a first win at tour-level will continue at the Nordea Open and his task is not as straightforward as it seems.

Emil Ruusuvuori has enjoyed a fine season on the ATP Tour, certainly way better than what Thiem is experiencing right now. Ruusuvuori reached his first ATP final in Pune and reached the quarterfinals of the grass court tournament at Queens, besting the likes of Feliciano Lopez and Jack Draper. His reward is a place inside the world’s Top 50 for the first time. Ruusuvori arrives at the Nordea Open having won once in his last four matches on tour, and that sort of record could fill Thiem with hope of getting his first win since Rome last season.

Emil Ruusuvuori leads Dominic Thiem 1-0 in their head-to-head, besting the Austrian in a Davis Cup singles rubber on home soil back in 2019. Ruusuvuori is clearly the form player and naturally comes in as the favorite owing to his confidence on the back of a very fine first half of the campaign. The same cannot be said of Thiem who is still fighting off the inconsistency bug in an effort to get that elusive first win on tour. The win at the Salzburg Challenger should help his cause and he might finally solve the puzzle at the Nordea Open. 

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