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Casper Ruud is a Norwegian professional tennis player who is well recognized for being the first Norwegian to win an ATP title and to reach an ATP Tour Masters 1000 final. He also has a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 133, achieved on 12th July 2021. He also reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 7 on 4th April 2022 which makes him the highest-ranked Norwegian player in history. As well, he is considered one of the most promising young players of his generation, and among the best currently active clay-court players in the world. Casper is also active in social media as he has gained more than 130k followers on his Instagram account and over 28K followers on his Twitter account. Moreover, he reached his fourth Masters 1000 semifinal at the 2022 Miami Open by defeating Henri Laaksonen, Alexander Bublik, and Cameron Norrie, and later earning his first win against world number 4 Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinal.
- Being a Norwegian professional tennis player.
- For being the first Norwegian to win an ATP title and to reach an ATP Tour Masters 1000 final.
What Nationality is Casper Ruud?
Casper Ruud took birth on 22nd December 1998 in Oslo, Norway. He is Norwegian by nationality and Norwegian-white ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Christian and his race is white. Casper has celebrated his 23rd birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Capricorn. He is the son of his father, Christian Ruud (Tennis Coach, Former Professional Tennis Player) and his mother’s name is Lele Ruud. He has two siblings named Caroline Ruud (Sister), and Charlotte Ruud (Sister).
What does Casper Ruud do for a living?
- Casper Ruud kicks off his career by reaching the third round of the 2015 French Open boys’ singles event, losing to Corentin Denolly, and also reaching the third round of the 2015 US Open boys’ singles and the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon boys’ singles.
- He made it to the semifinals together with partner Miomir Kecmanovic in the 2015 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles, before losing to eventual champions Ly Hoang Nam and Sumit Nagal. But, they were eliminated in the first round of the 2015 US Open Boys’ Doubles.
- Also, Ruud and Kecmanovic reached the semifinals of the 2016 French Open Boys’ Doubles before losing to Youssef Hossam and Jurabek Karimov.
- He began the year 2016 as the world’s No. 1 ranked Junior player on January 4, making him the first Norwegian to do so.
- He played his first Futures final in February 2016 which was a final he ended up winning against Carlos Taberner in Paguera, Spain.
- Ruud managed to win the Copa Sevilla after beating Taro Daniel in the final in September 2016, in his first-ever ATP Challenger tournament.
- He knocked out top seed Inigo Cervantes in the quarterfinals and received a wildcard to the 2016 Chengdu Open, his first ATP World Tour 250 series tournament. Ruud lost to Viktor Troicki in the first round.
- He also qualified for the ITF Junior Masters, where he reached the final, losing to Hong Seong-chan, and finished 2016 with a career-high ranking of No. 225 in the ATP rankings.
- Casper lost in the third and final qualifying round of the 2017 Australian Open to Reilly Opelka after impressing in 2016 and climbing the ATP Ranking and then received a wildcard into the ATP 500 event 2017 Rio Open which made him the youngest to make an ATP 500 semifinal since Borna Coric at the 2014 Swiss Indoors.
- He also received a wildcard into the 2017 Miami Open, marking his first appearance at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament, and was qualified for his first Grand Slam at the 2018 Australian Open after going through the qualifying competition in 2018.
- Casper won in the first round against Quentin Halys before losing to Diego Schwartzman in the second round and was qualified for the US Open for the first time.
- He 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 at No. 112.
- Later he lost in the first qualifying round at the Australian Open in the 2019 season, but qualified for the 2019 Rio Open, and won against Carlos Berlocq and fifth seed Joao Sousa before losing to Laslo Dere in two sets.
- Ruud reached his first-ever ATP Tour level final in April, at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships and won his first match in an ATP Tour Masters 1000 tournament at the 2019 Italian Open.
- He beat Ernests Gulbis and 29th seed Matteo Berrettini before losing in straight sets against Roger Federer in the third round at the 2019 French Open and played his first Wimbledon Championships at the 2019 Wimbledon, losing in the first round to 9th seed John Isner in July 2019.
- At the 2019 Generali Open Kitzbuhel, he made it to the semifinals after beating Pablo Carreno Busta, Matthias Bachinger, and Pablo Cuevas before losing to Albert Ramos Vinolas, and at the 2019 US Open Ruud once again teamed up with Miomir Kecmanovic in doubles.
- After his best season so far Ruud qualified for the 2019 Next Generation ATP Finals where he got knocked out in the round-robin.
- Ruud leads Norway to a 2-1 victory over the US in the first round-robin match after beating John Isner in three tight sets before teaming up with Viktor Durasovic to beat Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram in doubles at the 2020 ATP Cup.
- He made his way to the final of the 2020 Argentina Open where he defeated Pedro Sousa in the final and two weeks after his first title Ruud reached his second final in a month of the 2020 Chile Open but lost in three sets against Thiago Seyboth Wild.
- He reached the third round after defeating Mackenzie McDonald in a five-set match in the first round at the 2020 US Open and notched four match wins, including a quarterfinal victory over top 10 player Matteo Berrettini at the 2020 Italian Open.
- At the 2020 French Open, he once again reached the 3rd round where was then beaten by Dominic Thiem.
- Casper progressed to the fourth round in a Grand Slam for the first time at the 2021 Australian Open and reentered the top 25 to a career-high ranking of No. 24 on 22nd February 2021.
- As well, he recorded his second top-10 win after beating Diego Schwartzman in straight sets in the second round on his debut at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters.
- Ruud reached the semifinals before losing in straight sets to Nikoloz Basilashvili at the 2021 BMW Open and recorded his first top 5-win in the third round after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open in another debut.
- Ruud entered the top 20 for the first time in his career and reached his fourth consecutive semifinal on the ATP Tour at the 2021 Geneva Open.
- Casper and his partner Andre Goransson made the quarterfinals of the Men’s Doubles tournament at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships as well as Ruud won his second title of the year and third in total after beating Federico Coria in the final at the 2021 Swedish Open. He became the first ATP player since Andy Murray in October 2011 to win three titles in as many weeks.
- Ruud was selected to play the 2021 Laver Cup for Team Europe at the end of September and won the first match of the tournament against Reilly Opelka in a tournament team Europe went on to win 14-1.
- He won his first-ever hardcourt tournament and his fifth tour-leading tournament of the year at the 2021 San Diego Open at the start of October and started his Rolex Paris Masters run by defeating Alexander Bublik in straight sets, the second set he won 6-0.
- He also reached the semifinals after losing to Novak Djokovic before beating Cameron Norrie and Andrey Rublev in the round-robin at the 2021 ATP Finals and finished the year as world number 8 on the rankings.
- Subsequently, Casper did not participate in the 2022 Australian Open due to an injury and entered into the 2022 Argentina Open in which he eventually defeated Diego Schwartzman in the final and clinched his seventh career ATP singles title.
- Casper reached his fourth Masters 1000 semifinal at the 2022 Miami Open by defeating Henri Laaksonen, Alexander Bublik, and Cameron Norrie, and later earning his first win against world number 4 Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinal.
- Also, defeated Francisco Cerundolo in the semifinals to advance to his first Masters 1000 Final however, he lost to 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets in the quarterfinal and reached a career-high ranking of 7 in the world.
- Furthermore, he also became a part of the Norwegian Davis Cup team in 2015 and in the 2016 Davis Cup, Casper and Durasovic lost 3-2 to Lithuania in the first round.
Who is Casper Ruud’s girlfriend?
Casper Ruud is an unmarried man. He is in a romantic relationship with Maria Galligani, who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in psychology from the University of Denmark. There is a greater possibility of his marriage after all he seems happy in his relationship with his girlfriend. They also have not yet made any plans for their marriage. Reflecting on Casper’s sexual orientation, he is straight.
What is Casper Ruud’s net worth?
Casper Ruud has a net worth of $4.5 million as of 2022 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary which is around thousands of dollars per year. He has also won prize money of US$5,850,329. With the potential that’s in store for him, he can go miles. Bit of dedication and luck, he would definitely be unstoppable. In addition, his major source of income is his tennis player career.
How tall is Casper Ruud?
Casper Ruud is 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) tall and his body weighs around 77 kg or 170 lbs. He has light brown hair and eyes color. Additionally, Ruud’s body build type is athletic. Casper has kept his body maintained, healthy, fit, and fine.
Did You Know?
- He is the first Norwegian to win an ATP title.
- Ruud is considered one of the most promising young players of his generation.
- Ruud reached the third round of the 2015 French Open boys’ singles event, losing to Corentin Denolly.
- He has since played four more finals, winning one of them against Mikael Torpegaard in Kaarina, Finland in August.
- In September, 2016, in his first ever ATP Challenger tournament, Ruud managed to win the Copa Sevilla after beating Taro Daniel in the final.
Source: Gossip Gist