Casper Ruud had made history at the French Open 2022. He became the first Norwegian to play the Grand Slam final. Ruud who is considered a clay-court specialist finally came through at Roland Garros. He came into the French Open with a semifinal run in Rome, a title defense in Geneva, and went all the way to face his idol, Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open 2022.
Even though Ruud lost in straight sets to Rafa, it was a great performance from the first time Grand Slam finalist to stand up against Rafa in the final who had a 13-0 score in the French Open final, and now has racked up a record 14 French Open titles. With the dream run in pairs, Ruud has become number 6 in the ATP ranking. Ruud would like to continue his momentum as he proceeds to the grass season.
In a past interview at Miami Open, Casper Ruud talked about the grass surface saying that grass is for golfers and his preparation for the grass season will be golfing. Some of the Twitteratis have not taken the joke very well, but Ruud has clarified his statement.
Casper Ruud headlines the Queen’s Club Championship
Casper Ruud has boosted his ranking with his runner-up performance at the Roland Garros 2022. With the Russian and Belarusian players banned, and Alexander Zverev injured, Casper Ruud will enter the Wimbledon 2022 as one of the top 4 seeds. Ruud has been knocked out in the first round in both Wimbledon appearances, and he would like to do a lot better this time around. He also clarified his statement in reply to the tweet, he wrote:
Most of the fans did enjoy the joke as well.
Aiming for a good run at Wimbledon, Ruud will also play in the Queen’s Club Championship an ATP 500 event where he would be the top Ruud. Ruud would like to emulate the pattern he followed in the French Open, of winning the title in the previous week and historic performance at the Grand Slam. Ruud will also be motivated to become an all-court player and shed the clay-court specialist by great performances on other surfaces as well.
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