Casper Ruud highlights physicality of tennis following Djokovic's grueling French Open match

Sunday, 02 June 2024 at 23:30
Casper Ruud commented on social media that tennis is one of the toughest sports in the world. The Norwegian referred to the recent match between Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti at the French Open, which ended after 3 am following more than 4 hours of play.
So far, Ruud has shown positive performances at Roland Garros. The clay specialist arrived as the 7th seed and is already in the fourth round of the tournament. Along the way, he defeated Felipe Meligeni, Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina (in a 5-set duel), and the 28th seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

“One of the toughest sports?”

The match between Djokovic and Musetti will go down in French Open history, as it ended later than any other match in this Grand Slam. The 24-time Grand Slam champion was on the ropes after being two sets to one down and appearing physically and mentally outmatched by an inspired Musetti. However, he showcased his experience and class to turn the match around and win 7-5, 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Tennis journalist Jose Morgado commented on social media during the match about the unpredictable nature of the sport: "tennis really is something else... how things change in minutes," he wrote.
“Can tennis be considered one of the toughest sports in the world? What others sports make you play/compete/perform for 4+ hours at 3 am?”
The Norwegian also responded to a couple of comments from fans, who wondered why he was tweeting after 3 am in Paris: “I just finished my match 2 hours ago. After that I have to cool down on the bike for 15 minutes, do press/media, ice bath for 10 minutes, shower, eat and then get treatment/massage. I’m currently at the treatment stage,” the 3-times Grand Slam finalist wrote.
“It was a fair question, I’m sure he/she is not the only one wondering what happens after a match that finishes that late,” the world No. 7 added.

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