Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud (born 22 December 1998) is a Norwegian professional tennis player from Snarøya in Bærum. He is the first Norwegian ever to win an ATP title and to make it into the semifinals of an ATP Tour Masters 1000 event.

Casper Ruud
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Ruud at the 2019 Wimbledon
Country (sports) Norway
ResidenceOslo, Norway
Born (1998-12-22) 22 December 1998 (age 21)
Oslo, Norway
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachChristian Ruud
Joachim Bjerke
Prize moneyUS$ 2,425,219 [1]
Official websitecasper-ruud.com
Singles
Career record62–53 (53.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 25 (28 September 2020)
Current rankingNo. 27 (2 November 2020)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French Open3R (2019, 2020)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open3R (2020)
Doubles
Career record11–15 (42.3% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 193 (17 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 209 (2 November 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2020)
French Open2R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open3R (2019)
Last updated on: 2 November 2020.

CareerEdit

Right-handed Ruud grew up with Rafael Nadal as his tennis idol.[3]

Junior TennisEdit

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: Climbing the rankings and first ATP Challenger winEdit

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

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.[5]

In September, 2016, in his first ever ATP Challenger tournament, Ruud managed to win the Copa Sevilla after beating Taro Daniel in the final.[6] By winning on his debut Ruud became the fourth-youngest to ever do so.[7] 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 also qualified for the ITF Junior Masters, where he reached the final, losing to Hong Seong-chan.

Ruud finished 2016 with a career high ranking of 225 on the ATP Ranking.[8]

2017: ATP 500 semi-final and ATP Masters 1000 debutEdit

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.

2018: Grand slam debutsEdit

In 2018, Ruud qualified for his first Grand Slam at the 2018 Australian Open after going through the qualifying competition. This made him the first Norwegian to qualify for any Grand Slam main draw in 17 years.[9] He won the first round against Quentin Halys before losing against Diego Schwartzman in the second round. He would lose to Schwartzman again at the Rio Open. Later on in the season he showed continuous good form and reached two ATP Challenger finals in two weeks. The first one he lost against Italian Gianluigi Quinzi in Francavilla al Mare and then he lost to Pedro Sousa in the Braga Open two weeks later. Both opponents played on home soil. A few weeks later Ruud continued his good form and qualified for the main draw of the French Open for the first time after going through the qualifiers without losing a set. In the first round he defeated Jordan Thompson to match his achievement at the previous slam in Melbourne.[10] He lost against seeded player Albert Ramos Viñolas in the second round. In July he achieved the biggest win of his career so far when he beat defending champion, former world number 3 and current world number 39, David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 at the 2018 Swedish Open. Later that year Ruud qualified for the US Open for the first time, going through the qualifiers without dropping a set. He lost to Guido Pella in the first round. After struggling with finding consistency in his form after the summer, Ruud finished off the 2018 season by reaching the semi final of three consecutive Challenger Tournaments, which brought him close to his career high ATP Ranking going into a new season.

2019: Top 100 and breakthrough on the ATP TourEdit

In the 2019 season, Ruud lost in the first qualifying round at the Australian Open, but qualified for the 2019 Rio Open, and won against Carlos Berlocq and fifth seed João Sousa before losing 4-6, 5-7 to Laslo Đere. The result saw him climb to a tied career high ranking of 108. The following week he reached the semi-final of the 2019 Brasil Open, beating Thiago Monteiro, top seed João Sousa and Hugo Dellien before losing to Christian Garín 4-6, 4-6. The result meant that Ruud would climb to inside the top 100 on the ATP Ranking for the first time of his career the following week with a ranking of 94. In April, at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Ruud reached his first ever ATP Tour level final. In the final he lost to Christian Garín, though his result meant that he copied his father Christian Ruud in reaching the final of an ATP Tour event, being the only two Norwegians to do so. At the 2019 Italian Open, Ruud won his first match in an ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournament. After coming through the qualifiers he went on to beat Dan Evans and Nick Kyrgios before losing 4-6, 4-6 in the third round to Juan Martín del Potro. At the 2019 French Open Ruud beat Ernests Gulbis and 29th seed Matteo Berrettini before losing 3-6, 1-6, 6-7(8–10) against Roger Federer in the third round. Ruud also reached the second round at the doubles event alongside Miomir Kecmanović after knocking out former winners and 12th seed Ivan Dodig and Édouard Roger-Vasselin before losing 0-6, 6-1, 2-6 to Federico Delbonis and Guillermo Durán. In July Ruud played his first Wimbledon Championships at the 2019 Wimbledon, losing in the first round to 9th seed John Isner. At the 2019 Generali Open Kitzbühel Ruud made it to the semi-final after beating Pablo Carreño Busta, Matthias Bachinger and Pablo Cuevas before losing to Albert Ramos Viñolas. At the 2019 US Open Ruud once again teamed up with Miomir Kecmanović in doubles. They made it to the third round after eliminating third seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus in the second round. At the 2019 St. Petersburg Open Ruud made the quarter-final before losing in three sets to Borna Ćorić, 6-3, 5-7, 3-6. After his best season so far Ruud qualified for the 2019 Next Generation ATP Finals where he got knocked out in the round robin.

2020: First ATP Title, first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final and Top 25Edit

At the 2020 ATP Cup Ruud lead Norway to a 2–1 victory over the US in the first round robin match after beating John Isner 6–7, 7–6, 7–5 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 6–2, 6–2.

In February Ruud made his way to the final of the 2020 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 39 on the ATP ranking, setting a new record as the highest ranked Norwegian player in ATP history with a ranking of 34 the following week.

Two weeks after his first title Ruud reached the final of 2020 Chile Open but ended up losing 5–7, 6–4, 3–6 against Thiago Seyboth Wild.

At the 2020 US Open, he reached the third round of the Grand Slam after defeating Mackenzie McDonald in a five set match in the first round, he then faced Emil Ruusuvuori in the second round, Emil retired in the third set. Ruud moved to the third round but was defeated in straight sets by Matteo Berrettini. [11][12]

At the 2020 Italian Open, Ruud notched four match wins, including a quarterfinal victory over top 10 player Matteo Berrettini, to reach that tournament's semifinals as the first ever Norwegian, once again surpassing a record of his father Christian Ruud who reached the quarterfinals of Monte Carlo in 1997. Casper then lost 5–7, 3–6 to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.[13] The result sent him up to a new career high of 30 the following week. Another semi-final at the 2020 Hamburg European Open the following week sent him up to 25 on the ranking. At the 2020 French Open Ruud once again reached the 3rd round where was then beaten by Dominic Thiem.

Davis CupEdit

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.[14]

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.[15] Norway remained in Group Two Europe/Africa Zone in 2017 and 2018 before they in 2019 won their tie against Georgia securing them a place in the play off for World Group I as a result of the changes in the Davis Cup format. They won the play off against Barbados and qualified for the World Group I.

Personal lifeEdit

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

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–2)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2019 U.S. Clay Court Championships, United States 250 Series Clay   Cristian Garín 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 3–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2020 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay   Pedro Sousa 6–1, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Mar 2020 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay   Thiago Seyboth Wild 5–7, 6–4, 3–6

Challengers and Futures finalsEdit

Singles (3–6)Edit

Legend
ATP Challengers (1–2)
ITF Futures (2–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (3–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (3–5)
Indoors (0–1)
Result Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 14 February 2016 Paguera, Spain Futures Clay   Carlos Taberner 2–6, 7–6(13–11), 6–0
Loss 20 March 2016 Bakersfield, US Futures Hard   Michael Mmoh 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6
Loss 14 May 2016 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy Futures Clay   Stefanos Tsitsipas 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–7(2–7)
Loss 24 July 2016 Knokke, Belgium Futures Clay   Daniel Altmaier 7–6(7–3), 1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 6 August 2016 Kaarina, Finland Futures Clay   Mikael Torpegaard 6–3, 4–6, 6–0
Win 10 September 2016 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay   Taro Daniel 6–3, 6–4
Loss 5 November 2016 Oslo, Norway Futures Hard   Gianluigi Quinzi 4–6, 1–6
Loss 29 April 2018 Francavilla al Mare, Italy Challenger Clay   Gianluigi Quinzi 4–6, 1–6
Loss 13 May 2018 Braga, Portugal Challenger Clay   Pedro Sousa 0–6, 6–3, 3–6

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Current through the end of 2020 ATP Tour.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q3 2R Q1 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
French Open A A Q2 2R 3R 3R 0 / 3 5–3 63%
Wimbledon A A A Q1 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A Q2 1R 1R 3R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 2–3 4–3 0 / 9 8–9 47%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Davis Cup[16] Z3 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 W1 0 / 0 12–3 80%
ATP Cup Not Held RR 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Win–Loss 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 0 / 1 14–4 78%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A Q2 Q1 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A Q1 1R Q1 1R NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A 1R A A NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Madrid Open A A Q1 A Q2 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A A 3R SF 0 / 2 6–2 75%
Canadian Open A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Paris Masters A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–4 4–3 0 / 9 6–9 40%
Career statistics
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 0 1 8 9 17 14 Career total: 49
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 2 Career total: 3
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 2–4 3–3 4–10 5–7 0 / 22 16–27 37%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 5–5 5–6 19–8 17–6 1 / 26 46–25 65%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Overall Win–Loss1 0–0 2–3 7–9 8–9 23–19 22–13 1 / 49 62–53 54%
Year-end ranking 1139 225 139 112 54 27 $2,425,219

1 Including matches in Grand Slam, in ATP Tour, in Summer Olympics, and in Davis Cup.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A A A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A A A 3R A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 0–2 0 / 5 3–5 38%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Paris Masters A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0 / 2 1–2 33%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Davis Cup Z3[17] Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 W1 0 / 0 4–3 57%
Career statistics
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 1 4 5 10
Titles / Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–5 0 / 5 7–10 41%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Overall Win–Loss ATP Tour 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–4 2–5 0 / 10 6–10 38%
Overall Win–Loss1 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 4–4 4–7 0 / 10 11–16 41%
Year-end ranking 935 1188 356 226

1 Including matches in Grand Slam, in ATP Tour, in Summer Olympics, and in Davis Cup.

Record against other playersEdit

Wins over top 10 opponentsEdit

  • Ruud has a 1–5 (.166) record against players who were ranked in the top 10 at the time the match was played.
Season 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score CR
2020
1.   Matteo Berrettini No. 8 Italian Open, Italy Clay QF 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5) 34

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Ruud's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
  Novak Djokovic 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (5–7, 3–6) at 2020 Italian Open
  Roger Federer 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (3–6, 1–6, 6–7(8–10)) at 2019 French Open
Number 3 ranked players
  Marin Čilić 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 7–6(8–6)) at 2020 Italian Open
  David Ferrer 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (7–5, 6–2) at 2018 Swedish Open
  Juan Martín del Potro 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (4–6, 4–6) at 2019 Italian Open
  Dominic Thiem 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (4–6, 3–6, 1–6) at 2020 French Open
Number 4 ranked players
  Daniil Medvedev 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 6–7(8–10) at 2020 ATP Cup
Number 6 ranked players
  Gael Monfils 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (4–6, 6–3, 4–6) at 2018 Ecuador Open Quito
Number 7 ranked players
  Richard Gasquet 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (6–7(4–7), 2–6) at 2018 Swedish Open
Number 8 ranked players
  Karen Khachanov 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6-3, 3–6, 6–1) at 2020 Italian Open
  Matteo Berrettini 2–1 67% 0–1 2–0 0–0 Won (4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)) at 2020 Italian Open
  John Isner 1–1 50% 1–0 0–0 0–1 Won (6-7(3–7), 7–6(12–10), 7–5) at 2020 ATP Cup
  Andrey Rublev 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0 Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2020 Hamburg European Open
  Diego Schwartzman 0–4 0% 0–2 0–2 0–0 Lost (6-7(2–7), 3–6) at 2020 Western & Southern Open
Number 9 ranked players
  Fabio Fognini 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6-3, 6–3) at 2020 Hamburg European Open
Number 10 ranked players
  Ernests Gulbis 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 7–67–2, 6–0) at 2019 French Open
  Pablo Carreño Busta 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 Won (6–1, 3–6, 6–1) at 2019 Generali Open Kitzbühel
Total 10–16 38.46% 2–4
(33.33%)
8–11
(42.11%)
0–1
(0%)
:* Statistics correct as of 2 October 2020.

Record against players ranked No. 11–20Edit

Ruud's record against players who have been ranked world No. 11–20. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

*Statistics correct as of 26 September 2020.

Record against top 20 players in all tournamentsEdit

Ruud's record against players who have been ranked world No. 1–20 in matches on the ATP Tour (including qualifying), ATP Challenger Tour, ITF Men's Circuit and Davis Cup.

*Statistics correct as of 2 October 2020.

ReferencesEdit

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  15. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/group-ii/europe-africa.aspx
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External linksEdit