ATP Tour Finals: Casper Ruud sails past Andrey Rublev in straight sets, will play Novak Djokovic for BIGGEST career TITLE: Watch Highlights
ATP Tour Finals Highlights – Casper Ruud in FINALS: Casper Ruud has advanced to the final of the ATP Tour Finals for…
ATP Tour Finals Highlights – Casper Ruud in FINALS: Casper Ruud has advanced to the final of the ATP Tour Finals for the first time in his career. Ruud defeated in-form Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets in the semifinal on Saturday. The Norwegian, who is the World No.3 will meet Novak Djokovic in the summit clash on Sunday. Check Ruud beat Rublev Highlights & Follow ATP Finals LIVE streaming on VOOT and LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
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ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Casper Ruud sails past Andrey Rublev in straight sets to enter maiden final at ATP Tour Finals – Watch Highlights
Ruud beat Rublev Highlights: Casper Ruud dominated the contest throughout as he clinched the game in straight sets in just 69 minutes. The contest started off with both the players winning their first two service games. Soon Ruud broke Rublev for the first time to take 3-2 lead. It became a one-way traffic from then on as Ruud won the next three service games, breaking Rublev once again to clinch the first set 6-2.
Ruud started the second set by getting a double break over Rublev and was leading the set 5-2. He couldn’t close out the game as he dropped his serve when serving for the match, but he held firm to seal his win the contest in his next service game.
“It’s tough sometimes because things are obviously going great, but sometimes they can go almost too well,” said Ruud after his triumph. “So you feel like you can do anything with the ball and you can get a little bit ahead of yourself.”
“I don’t think I did when I was serving for it [the first time]. Andrey hit some great returns, aggressive with the forehand. Of course, you tend to hesitate a little bit. Luckily for me, I go out there at 5-4 and serve with new balls, so that helps a lot. I knew that I had the backup break. I wasn’t stressing too much. Everything sort of was going my way today.”
It was only Ruud’s second victory against Rublev in five ATP Head2Head meetings. His sole previous win also came in Turin, a three-set victory in the round-robin stage in 2021.
Ruud is also the first Scandinavian to contest a ATP Finals championship match since Sweden’s Stefan Edberg in 1990. Should he defeat Djokovic and clinch the title, the 23-year-old will pass Rafael Nadal to end the year as No. 2 in the ATP Rankings.