Casper Ruud draws inspiration from Daniil Medvedev during tough times to gear up and replicate his French Open outing from last year

Casper Ruud finds motivation in Daniil Medvedev's journey during challenging periods, using it as fuel to prepare himself and replicate his incredible performance at the French Open from the previous year


Casper Ruud draws inspiration from Daniil Medvedev during tough times to gear up and replicate his French Open outing from last year

Casper Ruud and Daniil Medvedev (Image via Twitter)

Casper Ruud made it to the finals of the 2022 French Open but ended up losing to Rafael Nadal. Ruud had a brilliant ending to 2022 and attained his career-high ranking of World No.2. But his 2023 season has been disappointing as he stands 5-6 in his first six events of the year.

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Casper Ruud took Daniil Medvedev as an inspiration during his tough times. Ruud was impressed by how the Russian became a top 5 player even though he was outside the top 10 a few months back.

“I think a great example is Daniil Medvedev, who in my world and in my head he’s definitely a top-five player in the world, and a couple of months ago he was outside the top 10 because he hasn’t felt as well as he maybe would like and he changed things around and now he’s back to where he belongs and has been on a really good streak in the last couple of months,” said Ruud.

Ruud explained that he knows things can be better or worse. He expressed that he tries to live in the moment and give his best. Ruud aims to get into his zone for the 2023 French Open and replicate his scintillating run of his 2022 French Open.

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Chris Evert showed support for Casper Ruud back in April

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Casper Ruud and Chris Evert

Chris Evert had shown her support for Casper Ruud when he complained about not getting much attention from the media. Ruud claimed that people don’t write much about him because his game was not too flashy.

“People don’t write much about me. I think that’s also because I don’t have the most flashy game and most beautiful winners, forehand, backhand, serve. But in the end, I’m winning quite a lot of matches. The ranking is 52 weeks, last year I won many matches,”, said Ruud.

Tennis legend Chris Evert replied to this by tweeting,” “You don’t need to be flashy, you get the job done, and that’s what counts… #winner,”.She was supportive of Ruud and she believes that a player does not have to be flashy to be great. It is the results that matter.

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