Casper Ruud – Everything You Wanted To Know About The Norwegian Tennis Star

Casper Ruud is the best tennis player to come out of Norway. At a young age, he surpassed the best ranking of his father Christopher Ruud, who was ranked as high as world number 39.

Everything you need to know about Casper Ruud

Family

Casper Ruud was born in Oslo, Norway on December 22, 1998. He is the son of former professional tennis players Christian Ruud and Lele Ruud.

He has two sisters – Caroline and Charlotte. Charlotte Ruud is a tennis player and she trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy. When he is not playing tennis, he loves to play golf, a passion he shares with his dad. 

When growing up, his idol was Rafael Nadal.

Training

Casper Ruud has trained at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain since 2018.

Shania Twain is a Ruud fan

While Ruud has many fans, he also has celebrity fans. Shania Twain, who Ruud met through family friends, is a big fan of Caper Ruud.

Model tennis athlete

In 2022, he won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for his on-court behavior. The award is voted by ATP players and goes to the player who has conducted himself with the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and fairness.

Junior years

In the juniors, Ruud found more success in doubles than in singles. he reached the third round at the French Open and US Open boys’ competitions in 2015. In doubles, he routinely played with Miomir Kecmanović, he reached two grand slam boys’ semifinals.

In 2016, he was ranked junior world number, becoming the first Norwegian to do so.

Major career accomplishments

  • In 2016, Casper Ruud won his first Challenger tournament at Copa Sevilla 
  • In 2017, he made his first ATP semifinals at the Rio Open becoming one of the youngest players to reach an ATP semifinal
  • In 2019, he qualified for the NexGen ATP finals
  • In 2020, he became the first player from Norway to win an ATP title when he won the Argentina Open.
  • In 2020, he surpassed his father’s best ranking of world number 39.
  • In 2021, he won five titles and made his top 100 debut
  • In 2022,  he reached the finals at two grand slams – the French Open and the US Open. He finished the year ranked world number 2.
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