Dubai Tennis Championships 2023: Emil Ruusuvuori vs Christopher O’Connell – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

Finnish No. 1 Emil Ruusuvuori takes on Australian qualifier Christopher O’Connell in the round of 32 of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

Emil Ruusuvuori

Emil Ruusuvuori

The 23-year-old began the campaign with a second-round exit in the Maharashtra Open. In the Adelaide International 2, Ruusuvuori was ousted by Mikael Ymer in the first round. The Australian Open followed where Ruusuvuori made it to the second round for the second time in his career. He lost to Andrey Rublev. In Montpellier, Ruusuvuori was beaten by Maxime Cressy in the second round. The ATP Rotterdam Open campaign wasn’t a memorable one either as he lost to top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round.

Before arriving in Dubai, Ruusuvuori plied his trade in the Qatar Open. After beating 6th seed Dan Evans in the first round, the youngster lost to Jiri Lehechka in the following round.

Christopher O’Connell

The 28-year-old did not have a great start to the season either. He had zero wins in the main draw of ATP events heading into the recently-concluded Qatar Open. However, he managed to have a decent campaign in the ATP 500 event, defeating the likes of Fernando Verdasco and Roberto Bautista Agut en route to the quarterfinals. O’Connell was eventually beaten by Daniil Medvedev.

Christopher O’Connell (Image Credit: Bet365 Aus – Twitter)

O’Connell eased past Kareem Allaf in the first round of qualifying 6-3, 6-4. He went on to defeat Quentin Halys in two competitive sets 7-6, 7-6 to punch his ticket to the main draw.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

This will be the first meeting between Emil Ruusuvuori and Christopher O’Connell and therefore, the head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 0-0.

Prediction: Emil Ruusuvuori to win in three sets.

More Tennis news

Follow our dedicated Tennis page for instant Tennis news and updates

Web Stories
What was Jennifer Aniston’s big buy after securing the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. role? Ulrika Jonsson claims to be ‘groped’ by Rolf Harris at the age of 21 ‘The Little Mermaid’ Sprinting to $125M-Plus Memorial Day Debut Akira Tozawa 2023 – Net Worth, Salary, and Personal Life Drew Lock 2023 – Net Worth, Salary, Personal Life, and More