Ruud Defeats Ramos-Vinolas

Casper Ruud fire

Chile Open, Santiago [38] Casper Ruud (NOR) vs. [45] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) Twenty-one-year-old Ruud finally found the recipe to defeat Ramos-Vinolas. In four previous meetings, the Norwegian came up short. Although, he managed to win two sets previously, he could never seal the deal. Today was a completely different story as Ruud is finally putting…

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Casper Ruud Wins First Title

Casper Ruud

Argentina Open Buenos Aires, Argentina ATP Final: [45] Casper Ruud (NOR) vs. [145] Pedro Sousa (POR) Sousa was hoping for a different outcome in today’s final. He has been a professional since 2007 and at age thirty-one, today was his first time getting to an ATP Tour singles final. Thus, this was a big occasion…

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YOUTH IS SERVED IN HOUSTON

Houston

There are five players remaining in the Houston draw and four of them are twenty-four years and younger.  Three of them are twenty-two and younger. Sam Querrey, the sole American left in the draw, at thirty-one is the oldest player and expected to win the title. However, he will have to get by the young…

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A Ruud Awakening For Monteiro

Rio Open, Brazil [85] Thiago Monteiro (BRA) vs. [208] Casper Ruud (NOR) The 18-year-old wild card is already showing his mental fortitude.  In the first round Ruud took out the veteran clay court Brazilian player, Rogerio Dutra Silva.  Then he took out the Spaniard, Roberto Carballes Baena, to get to the quarterfinals. I could sense he…

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