Casper Ruud is a Norwegian professional tennis player. Ruud has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 5, achieved on 13 June 2022.
Casper Ruud : Ranking 2022 | is married | Style | ATP
Ruud is the son of former professional tennis player Christian Ruud.
|Born||22 December 1998
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
He has two sisters. He grew up in the Snarøya district of Bærum, with Rafael Nadal as his tennis idol.
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, his best singles performances in the respective competitions in Junior Grand Slams.
In the 2015 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles, Ruud made it to the semifinals together with partner Miomir Kecmanović, before losing to eventual champions Lý Hoàng Nam and Sumit Nagal. They were eliminated in the first round of the 2015 US Open Boys’ Doubles.
In 2016, Ruud and Kecmanović reached the semifinals of the 2016 French Open Boys’ Doubles before losing to Youssef Hossam and Jurabek Karimov.
Now the world No. 7 Ruud has an opportunity to make the biggest jump to No. 1 in the history of the men’s rankings.
On Friday afternoon in Flushing Meadows, the Oslo-born baseliner advanced to his second major final of 2022, defeating No. 27 seed Karen Khachanov, 7-6(5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, at the 2022 US Open.
The 2022 Roland Garros runner-up will assume the top ranking if he wins the title in New York, or if 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz loses his semifinal against American Frances Tiafoe.
It would make him the first Norwegian No. 1, and only the fourth Scandinavian to reach the pinnacle of the sport after Swedes Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, and Stefan Edberg.
“This match today was another great match from my side,” said Ruud, who also claimed his only other encounter with Khachanov, an opening-round, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 three-setter in Rome two years ago. “I think we were both a bit nervous in the beginning, some break back and forth.
You have to take into account that this match is probably the biggest match for both of our careers. Of course, there will always be some nerves, but I was fortunate to win that first set, which calmed my nerves a little bit. I played phenomenal in the second and the fourth.”
Khachanov, who has now lost his last 19 matches against Top-10 competition, erased an early 0-2 deficit in the opener to force a tiebreak. But on his third set point in the breaker, Ruud would gut out an epic 55-shot exchange—the longest of the match—to pull ahead.
Is Casper Ruud married
Casper Ruud is in a relationship with Maria Galligani, who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in psychology from the University of Denmark.
The couple has been dating since 2018, and Maria has been frequently appearing on Ruud’s Instagram profile since then, and the couple also shares pics with their dog Bajas Galligani Ruud.
The couple seems to be very much in love and Galligani is a strong supporter and motivation for Casper Ruud to do even better in his career.
Despite appearing within the top 10 ATP players and winning five titles in a year, Ruud is yet to establish himself at the Grand Slam and his best performance in a Grand Slam came in the Australian Open 2021 where he reached the fourth round.
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He became a part of the Norwegian Davis Cup team in 2015, and together with countryman Viktor Durasovic promoted Norway 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 playoffs they beat Luxembourg 3–2 to stay in the Group Two Europe/Africa Zone.
Norway remained in Group Two Europe/Africa Zone in 2017 and 2018 before winning their 2019 tie against Georgia, securing them a place in the playoff for World Group I as a result of changes in the Davis Cup format.
They won the playoff against Barbados and thereby qualified for World Group I.
He has won nine ATP Tour singles titles, eight of which were on clay courts.
Ruud is the first Norwegian man to win an ATP singles title, to reach a major final (at the 2022 French Open), to reach a Masters 1000 final, and to enter the top 10 in the ATP rankings.
In doubles, he has a career-high ranking of world No. 133, which he achieved after reaching the quarterfinals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
At the 2020 ATP Cup Ruud led Norway to a 2–1 victory over the U.S. team in the first round-robin match by beating John Isner in three tight sets, before teaming up with Viktor Durasovic to beat Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram in doubles.
In the second round robin singles match, Ruud beat world No. 12, Fabio Fognini, in straight sets.
In February, Ruud made his way to the final of the Argentina Open where he defeated Pedro Sousa in the final, thus becoming the first tennis player from Norway to win an ATP Tour title and also appear in more than one ATP Tour final.
At the same time he surpassed his father Christian’s ranking of No. 39 on the ATP ranking, setting a new record as the highest ranked Norwegian player in ATP history with a ranking of No. 34 the following week on 17 February 2020.