At the 2022 Laver Cup on Friday, September 23, the newly crowned world number two Casper Ruud will face off against the 128th-ranked Jack Sock in the opening match of the first day.
Ruud reached a Grand Slam final for the second time in his career, and while playing well this time, Carlos Alcaraz defeated him despite his valiant efforts. Nevertheless, Casper Ruud will learn a lot from that performance because, as a result of his exceptional year, he rose to the position of second-best player in the world. Ruud’s biggest accomplishment has been breaking out of the clay court mould despite having three titles already. Sure, he still likes playing on red dirt, but after making it to the US Open final and the Montreal Masters semifinal, Ruud seems to have discovered another level to his game away from clay. His previous participation in the Laver Cup, in which he defeated Reilly Opelka, was his first appearance in the competition. He should enter the match against a player rated 128th in the world with a lot of confidence.
Despite being a previous top-10 player, Jack Sock‘s recent results on the singles circuit aren’t exactly stellar. The game of doubles is where Sock is gradually finding his footing, and his future pairing with Frances Tiafoe will be something to watch out for when they play Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Does that imply that Sock will be practically handed to in singles? Due to the fact that he has demonstrated to be a fighter, we would prefer to think differently. Sock is 1-2 on his win-loss record after three singles matches in this tournament, but both of his losses—to Kyle Edmund and Nadal—came in the third set match-tiebreaker. And last year, he did triumph over Fabio Fognini. It might not be simple, but Ruud is a methodical player, thus Ruud wouldn’t give up without trying.
Casper Ruud and Jack Sock are scheduled to face each other opening round of the 2022 ATP Laver Cup on Frdiay, September 23. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 23 and end on September 25.
The 2022 ATP Laver Cup is scheduled to commence on September 23 and go on until September 25 this year.
|Team Europe||Team World|
|Novak Djokvic||Felix Auger Aliassime|
|Rafeal Nadal||Taylor Fritz|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||Diego Schwatzman|
|Casper Rudd||Alex de Minaur|
|Roger Federer||Frances Tiafoe|
|Andy Murray||Jack Sock|
|Matteo Barrettini||Tommy Paul|
|Bjorn Borg (Captain)||John Mcenero (Captain)|
|Country||Where to watch|
|UK||Amazon Prime Video|