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Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud

Norwegian tennis player
Casper Ruud
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Norwegian tennis player
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Norway
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 December 1998, Oslo, Eastern Norway, Norway, Union between Sweden and Norway
Age 21 years
Family
Father: Christian Ruud
The details

Biography

Casper Ruud (born 22 December 1998) is a Norwegian tennis player.

Career

Junior Tennis

Ruud reached the third round of the 2015 French Open boys' singles event, losing to Corentin Denolly. He also reached the third round of the 2015 US Open boys' singles and the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon boys' singles, making it his best singles performances in the respective competitions in Junior Grand Slams during his Junior career.

In the 2015 Wimbledon Boys' Doubles, Ruud made it to the semi-finals together with partner Miomir Kecmanović, before losing out to Lý Hoàng Nam and Sumit Nagal who went on to win the tournament. They got knocked-out in the first round of the 2015 US Open Boys' Doubles. In 2016, Ruud and Kecmanović reached the semi-finals of the 2016 French Open Boys' Doubles before getting knocked-out by Youssef Hossam and Jurabek Karimov.

2016

Ruud started the year by being the no. 1 ranked Junior player on January 4, making him the first Norwegian to do so.

For the 2016 season, Ruud set his goals on playing Futures tournaments to play more senior tennis and start climbing the ATP Rankings. In February, he played his first Futures final, a final he ended up winning against Carlos Taberner in Paguera, Spain.

He has since played four more finals, winning one of them against Mikael Torpegaard in Kaarina, Finland in August.

In September, 2016, in his first ever ATP Challenger tournament, Ruud managed to win the Copa Sevilla after beating Taro Daniel in the final. By winning on his debut Ruud became the fourth-youngest to ever do so. In the tournament, he recorded his first wins over players ranked in the top 150. He knocked-out the top seed Iñigo Cervantes in the quarter-final, who at the time was ranked no. 75 on the ATP Rankings. Due to his win in his Challenger debut, Ruud received a wildcard to the 2016 Chengdu Open, his first ATP World Tour 250 series tournament. Ruud lost to Viktor Troicki 6–3, 7–6 in the first round.

Ruud finished 2016 with a career high ranking of 225 on the ATP Ranking.

2017

After impressing in 2016 and climbing the ATP Ranking, Ruud lost in the third and final round of 2017 Australian Open – Men's Singles Qualifying to Reilly Opelka. Ruud then received a wildcard into the ATP 500 event 2017 Rio Open where he defeated Rogério Dutra Silva, Roberto Carballés Baena, and Thiago Monteiro to advance to his first ATP level semi-final. This made him the youngest to make an ATP 500 semi-final since Borna Ćorić at the 2014 Swiss Indoors. Ruud was defeated by Pablo Carreño Busta in the semifinals but reached a career-high ranking of 133. Ruud received a wildcard into the 2017 Miami Open, marking his first appearance at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

Davis Cup

He became a part of the Norwegian Davis Cup team in 2015, and together with countryman Viktor Durasovic made sure Norway was promoted from Group Three Europe Zone to Group Two Europe/Africa Zone.

In the 2016 Davis Cup, Ruud and Durasovic lost 3–2 to Lithuania in the first round. In the play-offs they beat Luxembourg 3–2 to stay in the Group Two Europe/Africa Zone.

Personal life

Ruud is the son of former pro-tennis player Christian Ruud.

Challengers and Futures Finals

Singles

Legend
ATP Challengers (1–0)
ITF Futures (2–4)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 000000002016-02-14-000014 February 2016 Futures Paguera, Spain Clay Spain Carlos Taberner 2–6, 7–6(13–11), 6–0
Runner-up 000000002016-03-20-000020 March 2016 Futures Bakersfield, US Hard United States Michael Mmoh 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6
Runner-up 000000002016-05-14-000014 May 2016 Futures Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy Clay Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 000000002016-07-24-000024 July 2016 Futures Knokke, Belgium Clay Germany Daniel Altmaier 7–6(7–3), 1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 000000002016-08-07-00007 August 2016 Futures Kaarina, Finland Clay Denmark Mikael Torpegaard 6–3, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 000000002016-09-10-000010 September 2016 Challenger Seville, Spain Clay Japan Taro Daniel 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 000000002016-11-05-00005 November 2016 Futures Oslo, Norway Hard Italy Gianluigi Quinzi 4–6, 1–6

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH

Current through 2017 Mutua Madrid Open.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q3 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami Open A Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Monte-Carlo Masters A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid Open A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 0 / 2 0–2
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Davis Cup Z3 Z2 Z2 0 / 0 7–3
Win–Loss 3–0 2–2 2–1 0 / 0 7–3
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 1 6 7
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 2–3 4–6
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 5–4 5–4
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 7–7 9–10
Year-end ranking 1139 225 47%
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