Norwegian tennis player Casper Ruud’s meteoric rise to becoming one of the top tennis players in the world in 2021 was something nobody expected. Ruud was always seen as someone who would one day make it to the top of the mountain, but he exceeded all expectations in 2021. The 23-year-old won five ATP titles and made it to the semi-finals of a couple. Throughout the course of these competitions, Ruud faced some of the best players in the world, Daniil Medvedev being the most recent in the semi-finals of the Nitto ATP Finals. Ruud certainly has immense potential he has proven that on the court on more than one occasion. He has also developed potential rivalries that could prove to be outstanding. Here is a look at some of them.
Ruud has faced Kyrgios only once and has emerged victorious in that fixture. It was in the round of 32 of the 2019 ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome. The Norwegian reigned supreme over the Aussie by a scoreline of 6-3 6-7 2-1.
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Ruud and Lloyd Harris have also faced off against one another only once in the past and the Norwegian had come out as the victor on that occasion. It was at Winston-Salem in 2019. After only one set, which went 6-1 in Ruud’s favour, Harris had to retire due to an injury.
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Ruud and Federer played out an incredible match at the 2019 French Open which the latter ended up winning. That is the only time the two have competed against each other. The scoreline at the end of the tie was 6-3 6-1 7-6 in the Swiss’ favour.
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Two evenly matched players on the court, Ruud and Berrettini have had an intriguing rivalry so far. They have faced each other four times and the spoils have been shared. The Italian won at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Madrid in 2021 and at the 2020 US Open. Ruud, on the other hand, defeated Berrettini at the 2019 Roland Garros and at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome in 2020.
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Ramos-Vinolas has been kind of a bogey player in Ruud’s career so far. The two have faced each other on five different occasions so far and the Spaniard has come out on top in four of them. One of them came at the 2018 Roland Garros. In the most recent fixture between the two, Ruud finally exacted his revenge.
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