Ruud made his Laver Cup debut in Boston, and is the highest ranked Norwegian in ATP history, surpassing his father, Christian, who is now his coach. The former world No.1-ranked junior began his ascent up the rankings in 2017 and two years later won his first singles title at the 2020 Argentina Open. He achieved his best singles ranking in June 2022 following his run to the Roland Garros final, becoming the first Norwegian to break into the Top 10. After advancing to the US Open final in September, Ruud took over the No.2 spot.
Ruud’s idol growing up was Rafael Nadal, and after starting tennis aged four, he spent time at the Rafael Nadal Academy in Mallorca. He loves watching golf and has a separate Instagram account to share his passion for the sport, @casper_golfer. He says he would be a pilot if he had not been a successful tennis player and follows the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team.
Ruud holds nine ATP singles titles, adding to his tally with 2022 victories at Geneva, Buenos Aires and Gstaad. A finalist at the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami this year, Ruud reached ATP Masters 1000 semifinals on clay in Rome 2020 and 2022, Monte Carlo 2021 and Madrid 2021.
2022 Season Highlights
Winner: Geneva, Buenos Aires, Gstaad
Runner-up: Miami, Roland Garros, US Open