Casper Ruud is considered one of the top young players in men’s tennis. He was born in Oslo, Norway, and began playing tennis at a young age. His father, Christian Ruud, was a former professional tennis player who reached a career-high ranking of world No. 39. Casper’s mother, Mette Karlsen, was also a talented tennis player and played for the Norwegian national team.
Ruud turned professional in 2016 and started competing on the ATPChallenger Tour, where he quickly climbed up the rankings. In 2017, he won his first Challenger title at the Copa Sevilla tournament in Spain. The following year, he reached the third round of the French Open, which was his first appearance in a Grand Slam main draw.
In 2020, Ruud won his first ATP title at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, defeating Pedro Sousa in the final. He reached two more ATP finals that year, at the Chile Open and the Austrian Open. He continued his success in 2021, reaching the final of the Monte-Carlo Masters, where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Ruud’s game is built around his powerful groundstrokes, particularly his forehand, and his ability to move quickly around the court. He is most comfortable playing on clay courts, but he has also had success on hard courts. He is known for his consistency and his ability to outlast opponents in long rallies.
Off the court, Ruud is known for his calm demeanor and his dedication to his training. He is also a big fan of Manchester United football club and often wears their jersey during his matches.
At just 24 years old, Ruud is considered one of the most promising young players on the ATP Tour. With his talent and work ethic, he has the potential to become one of the top players in the world in the years to come.