On Sunday, world No. 8 Casper Ruud and teenage prodigy Carlos Alcaraz will compete for the 2022 Miami Open title.
Ruud has recovered well from an early exit at the Indian Wells Masters, reaching the biggest final of his career in Miami. Six of his seven titles have come on clay, but the 23-year-old has begun to show promise on hardcourts as well. Last year, he won his first hardcourt title in San Diego.
After a stellar performance at the Indian Wells Masters, where he was beaten in the quarterfinals by Rafael Nadal, Alcaraz has advanced to the final in Miami.
Following a first-round bye, the teenager began his Miami Open campaign by overcoming Marton Fucsovics and 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic in straight sets.
In the fourth round, he defeated World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas for the second time.
Carlos Alcaraz will face Norwegian Casper Ruud in the men’s final of the 2022 Miami Open on Sunday, hoping to become the tournament’s youngest winner.
On Friday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., the 18-year-old Alcaraz defeated defending champion Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-2). Ruud defeated Francisco Cerundolo 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinals.
Tennis expert reveals his pick
The final’s first serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. Miami Gardens, Fla., at 5:00 p.m. ET In the most recent 2022 Miami Open odds, Caesars Sportsbook has Alcaraz as a -300 favourite (risk $300 to win $100), while Ruud is a +240 underdog.
In handicap betting, Alcaraz and Ruud have odds of -3.5 and +3.5, respectively. Over and under odds for more than or fewer than 22.5 games are -105 and -125, respectively, in the total number of games.
Calvert was the handicapper that predicted Stan Wawrinka’s victory at the 2014 Australian Open at 60-1 odds. In 2018, he performed even better, correctly picking 100-1 long shot John Isner to win the Miami Open. In 2019, Calvert defeated Dominic Thiem by a stunning score of 80-1 at Indian Wells. Anyone who follows his picks is on a roll!
Calvert has now examined the most recent Miami Open 2022 odds and given his prized best bets for the Alcaraz vs. Ruud final.
Calvert has researched the Ruud vs. Alcaraz final in the 2022 Miami Open from every perspective and offered his advice on which picks could pay off big time. He’s leaning under 22.5 total games (-115), but he has two even better bets, including a set play that pays off.