Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Hubert Hurkacz Pick – ATP Citi Open August 3, 2022

Emil Ruusuvouri and Hubert Hurkacz open the day at the Citi Open in Washington. There is action throughout the afternoon and into the evening hours. The first match is scheduled to begin at noon, while Christopher Eubanks and Frances Tiafoe close out the third day at the Citi Open this evening.

Los Cabos and Washington are the two locations of ATP Tour events currently underway. Talent is pretty well evened out between Mexico and the US. Cameron Norrie, Daniil Medvedev, and Felix Auger-Aliassime are at ATP Los Cabos, while Andrey Rublev, Hubert Hurkacz, and Taylor Fritz are in Washington.

It’s a nice setup scheduling-wise because Los Cabos has several matches late in the evening hours. Meanwhile, the Citi Open is more of an afternoon tournament, with only one match starting at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Fritz is hopeful that he can be the last-man standing in Washington at the Citi Open.

Rublev, Hurkacz, and Fritz are the three favorites to win the Citi Open. Fritz has been on a nice run this year. His 2022 campaign includes a win over Rafael Nadal in March and a five-set loss to Rafa at Wimbledon.

Emil Ruusuvuori has a chance after posting solid results vs Mackenzie McDonald in the Round of 64. He was in good shape in that match, but Hurkacz offers a much bigger challenge.

The Citi Open is a prep tournament for the US Open at the end of the month and into September. It isn’t that far away from Washington at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Novak Djokovic doesn’t need prep work, but he won’t be at the US Open.

Head below for our free Ruusuvouri vs. Hurkacz prediction at the Citi Open on August 3, 2022.

Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Hubert Hurkacz ATP Citi Open Live Betting Odds:

ATP Citi Open Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Players Spread Moneyline Total
Emil Ruusuvuori +2.5 (-105) +170 Over 22.5 (-115)
Hubert Hurkacz -2.5 (-125) -200 Under 22.5 (-115)

Ruusuvuori vs. Hurkacz Prediction:

Emil Ruusuvuori has a big task ahead of him on Wednesday afternoon. They’ve never met before, but Ruusuvuori has to hope that Hubert Hurkacz is cold after dropping out of Wimbledon early.

Hurkacz left Wimbledon disappointed, with a five-set loss to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Hurkacz was the No. 7 seed, but was pushed out against the unseeded Davidovich Fokina. Having said that, Hurkacz is capable of much better than that work.

The Pole went the distance at the Halle Open before getting tied up at Wimbledon. That might have been his problem, as Hurkacz may have gone into Wimbledon too confident.

Hurkacz won five straight matches at the Halle Open, with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Daniil Medvedev in the final round for his third straight set win of the tournament.

The win at the Halle Open was the fifth ATP titel for Hurkacz.

Following the loss at Wimbledon, Hurkacz has had plenty of time to evaluate what went wrong and rest his bones. Hurkacz should be fresh and motivated on Wednesday afternoon.

Ruusuvouri has lost five of his previous eight matches going into Wednesday. He beat McDonald, but against a player that is closer in talent to Fritz, Ruusuvouri stumbled vs Lorenzo Musetti, 4-6, 7-5.

I see this one going similar to his match against Musetti. Ruusuvouri will have his moments, but Hurkacz’s serve on a fast court at Rock Creek should be too much to handle. Look at Hurkacz to win by four games in his opening match at the Citi Open.


Ruusuvouri vs. Hurkacz Pick
Kyle E / Author

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