This will be their first meeting.
It has been a strong start to the year from Ruud. His stats on clay are also better than Delbonis’. He has been playing well on hard courts as well as clay. He reached the semi finals of the Budapest Challenger on indoor courts earlier this
month and 2 weeks later made the semi finals in ATP Rio on clay
Delbonis is a very capable clay player and will be more used to the conditions in Brazil. He had a tough 1st round win over Kovalik who put him under real pressure.
I think this can go to 3 sets and there is value on Ruud at the start. Lay Delbonis around 1.30 and remove your liability if he then gets broken. He starts the match at 1.40ish.
Delbonis to win in 3 sets..