Casper Ruud is a professional tennis player with an amazing singles and doubles career. He was born on December 22, 1998 in bustling Oslo. In his tennis career, he is the first Norwegian to reach the ATP Tour Masters 1000 semifinal events and win an ATP title. Due to his ability, he also is the highest-ranked Norwegian player in the history of the ATP, having been ranked number 14 on June 21, 2021. This ranking made him surpass his equally skillful father, Christian Ruud. In terms of his doubles career, is achieved a career-high ranking of number 133.
The 6-foot Ruud played junior tennis before stepping into the professional realm. As a junior player, he was able to reach the third round of the 2015 French and Us Open boys’ singles and second in 2015 Wimbledon boys’ singles. In doubles, he made it to the semi-final round in the Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles as well as in the French Open Boys’ Doubles in 2015. It was also during this year when he became part of the Norwegian Davis Cup Team and made his professional debut.
In early 2016, Rudd was ranked number 1 Junior player. He was the first Norwegian to achieved such rank in the juniors’ division. In September of the same year, he made his ATP Challenger tournament debut.
From 2017-2019 seasons, Ruud made several accomplishments. These include his debut in the ATP Masters 1000 and ATP 500 semi-finals in 2017 as well as his Grand Slam debut in 2018. By 2019, he made his historic debut in the top 100 and made an amazing breakthrough in the NextGen ATP and ATP Tour finals.
Ruud continued to move up his ranking in the 2020-2021 season. In 2020, he landed for the first time in the Top 25 and won his first ATP title. It was also in this year when he made it to the ATP Masters 1000 semifinals and Inaugural ATP Cup. By 2021, he made his debut in the Top 15 and was part of two ATP Masters 1000 finals. In addition, he also earned three ATP titles.
Singles Career Highlights
- Career Titles: 4
- Current and Highest Ranking: 14th(July 2021)
- Career Record: 96-62