Rennae Stubbs BLAMES Casper Ruud’s own failures for his poor media recognition
Casper Ruud, who registered his first calendar win in Portugal Open, observes he faces more criticism than appreciation for his performances. He thinks the international media has not provided the due publicity the top-seeded player should receive.
The Norwegian, who fell short in round 16 of both the Barcelona Open and Monte Carlo Masters, is claiming that he faces challenges while garnering attention even after he plays a lot of tournaments throughout the year. “People do not write much about me. I think that is because I do not have the most striking game and most beautiful winners, the most beautiful forehand, the most beautiful backhand, and the most beautiful serve“, Ruud said.
Rennae Stubbs, the former Australian player, and a tennis coach, feels differently regarding his statement. In her podcast, she said that the real problem is his inconsistent performance graph where is wins once and then loses more. She went ahead and stated that it is not just the duty of ATP to popularize your style of play, but also of your team. They should garner an audience for your persona.
“So the point of this is Casper Ruud, it is not actually the Atp that are causing you to have no public persona and more exposure, it is actually your agent.”, Stubbs said.
Casper Ruud eyeing potential win in the upcoming tournaments on the clay court
With the start of the clay tours, Casper who is quite comfortable with the surface, is looking forward to adding new accolades to his list. He is ready to bounce back from the shocking early exit in the Barcelona Open.
The No.1 Norwegian player and World No. 3 seed reached Roland Garros’ final last year in 2022 but fell short of his idol, Rafael Nadal. His second run for the grand slam was squashed by another Spaniard, Carlos Alcaraz, in the US Open 2022. With the experience of reaching the Slam final, Ruud would be expected to claim the opportunity he missed last time.
As Madrid Open kicks off with the absence of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal with both facing injury issues, there will be an opportunity for the next generation to prove their caliber. With contenders like Carlos, Rune, Rublev, and Medvedev, the competition will be tough for Casper as the following players have claimed titles in the past weeks.
The warming-up ATP tours of Madrid and Rome will lay the groundwork for players’ performance in the Grand Slam.
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