55 Facts About Casper Ruud

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Casper Ruud was born on 22 December 1998 and is a Norwegian professional tennis player.

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Casper Ruud has won nine ATP Tour singles titles, eight of which were on clay courts.

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Casper Ruud is the first Norwegian man to win an ATP singles title, to reach major finals, to reach a Masters 1000 final, and to enter the top 20 in the ATP rankings.

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Casper Ruud reached the third round of the 2015 French Open boys' singles event, losing to Corentin Denolly.

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Casper Ruud 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.

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Casper Ruud finished 2016 with a career high ranking of No 225 in the ATP rankings.

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Casper Ruud then received a wildcard into the ATP 500 event 2017 Rio Open where he defeated Rogerio Dutra Silva, Roberto Carballes Baena, and Thiago Monteiro to advance to his first ATP level semifinal.

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Casper Ruud was defeated by Pablo Carreno Busta in the semifinals but reached a career-high ranking of No 133.

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Casper Ruud received a wildcard into the 2017 Miami Open, marking his first appearance at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

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10.

Casper Ruud won in the first round against Quentin Halys before losing to Diego Schwartzman in the second round.

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11.

The result meant that Casper Ruud climbed inside the top 100 on the ATP rankings for the first time of his career the following week with a ranking of No 94 becoming the first Norwegian to do so since his father, Christian Casper Ruud, in December 1994.

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12.

At the Italian Open, Casper Ruud won his first match in an ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournament.

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13.

At the French Open, Casper Ruud beat Ernests Gulbis and 29th seed Matteo Berrettini before losing in straight sets against Roger Federer in the third round.

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Casper Ruud reached the second round at the doubles event alongside Miomir Kecmanovic after knocking out former winners and 12th seed Ivan Dodig and Edouard Roger-Vasselin before losing in three sets to Federico Delbonis and Guillermo Duran.

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15.

At the Kitzbuhel Open Casper Ruud made it to the semifinals after beating Pablo Carreno Busta, Matthias Bachinger and Pablo Cuevas before losing to Albert Ramos Vinolas.

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16.

Two weeks after his first title, Casper Ruud reached his second final in a month at the Chile Open but lost in three sets against Thiago Seyboth Wild.

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17.

Casper Ruud moved to the third round but was defeated in straight sets by Matteo Berrettini.

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18.

At the Italian Open, Casper 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, surpassing the record of his father Christian Casper Ruud who reached the quarterfinals of Monte Carlo in 1997.

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19.

Casper Ruud then lost in two sets to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

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20.

At the French Open, Casper Ruud reached the third round where was then beaten by Dominic Thiem.

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21.

At the Australian Open, Casper Ruud progressed to the fourth round in a major for the first time.

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22.

Casper Ruud beat Jordan Thompson, Tommy Paul and Radu Albot before retiring against Andrey Rublev, after losing the first two sets.

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23.

Casper Ruud reentered the top 25 to a career-high ranking of No 24, on 22 February 2021.

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24.

On his debut at the Monte-Carlo Masters, Casper Ruud recorded his second top-10 win after beating Diego Schwartzman, in straight sets in the second round.

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25.

Casper Ruud then defeated Pablo Carreno Busta and defending champion Fabio Fognini to reach his second Masters 1000 semifinal, where he lost to Andrey Rublev.

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26.

At the BMW Open, Casper Ruud reached the semifinals before losing in straight sets to Nikoloz Basilashvili.

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27.

At the Madrid Open in another debut, Casper Ruud recorded his first top-5 win in the third round by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets.

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28.

Casper Ruud went on to record a straight sets victory in the quarterfinals over Alexander Bublik to reach his third straight ATP Masters 1000 semifinal on clay.

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29.

At the Geneva Open, Casper Ruud reached his fourth consecutive semifinal on the ATP Tour and then reached his first final of the year and fourth final in his career, after defeating Pablo Andujar in straight sets.

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30.

Casper Ruud defeated Denis Shapovalov in straight sets to win his second ATP title.

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31.

At the Swedish Open, Casper Ruud won his second title of the year and third in total after beating Federico Coria in the final.

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32.

The following week, Casper Ruud won his third title of 2021 with victory at the Swiss Open, beating Hugo Gaston in the final.

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33.

Casper Ruud became the first ATP player since Andy Murray in October 2011 to win three titles in as many weeks.

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34.

Casper Ruud's winning streak ended at the Canada Masters when he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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35.

Casper Ruud defeated Andy Murray, Lorenzo Sonego, Grigor Dimitrov and in the final Cameron Norrie in two sets in 62 minutes.

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36.

Casper Ruud began his Rolex Paris Masters run by defeating Alexander Bublik in straight sets.

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37.

At the ATP Finals, Casper Ruud reached the semifinals after losing to Novak Djokovic before beating Cameron Norrie and Andrey Rublev in the round robin.

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38.

Casper Ruud finished the year as world No 8 in the singles rankings.

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39.

Casper Ruud was drawn to play Alex Molcan on the first round in Australian Open he withdrew due to an ankle injury sustained during the practice.

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40.

Casper Ruud reached his fourth Masters 1000 semifinal at the Miami Open by defeating Henri Laaksonen, Alexander Bublik, and Cameron Norrie, and later earning his first win against world No 4, Alexander Zverev, in the quarterfinal.

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41.

Casper Ruud then defeated Francisco Cerundolo in the semifinals to advance to his first Masters 1000 Final.

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42.

At the Italian Open, Casper Ruud reached the semifinals by defeating 13th seed Denis Shapovalov before losing to world No 1, Novak Djokovic.

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43.

Casper Ruud next defended his title at the Geneva Open, defeating Joao Sousa in the longest championship match of the season in both time and games.

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Casper Ruud became the sixth player to win multiple tour-level titles in 2022.

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45.

At the French Open, Casper Ruud defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who was playing his last professional match, Emil Ruusuvuori, Lorenzo Sonego, and 12th seed Hubert Hurkacz to advance to his first ever major quarterfinal, becoming the first Norwegian to reach the fourth round and beyond at this major.

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46.

Casper Ruud reached the final with a four sets win over Cilic, and became the first Norwegian man in history to reach a Grand Slam final.

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47.

Casper Ruud fell in straight sets to Rafael Nadal, but as a result of his performance he moved to a new career-high singles ranking of world No 6 on 6 June 2022 and to world No 5 a week later.

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At the Canadian Open, Casper Ruud defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarterfinals.

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49.

At the Cincinnati Masters, Casper Ruud was stunned by University of Florida sophomore Ben Shelton in the second round.

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50.

At the US Open, Casper Ruud was one of five players in the draw with a shot at the world No 1 ranking.

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51.

Casper Ruud reached the fourth round by defeating Kyle Edmund, Tim van Rijthoven, and Tommy Paul; his third round match with Paul went five sets and lasted almost four and a half hours.

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52.

Casper Ruud then defeated lucky loser Corentin Moutet, 13th seed Matteo Berrettini, the latter in straight sets, to make his second major semifinal appearance.

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53.

Casper Ruud lost to the 3rd seed Carlos Alcaraz in the final in four sets.

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54.

Casper Ruud is the son of former professional tennis player Christian Casper Ruud.

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55.

Casper Ruud grew up in the Snarøya district of Bærum, with Rafael Nadal as his tennis idol.

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