First to 30 wins: Casper Ruud achieves incredible milestone with recent win at Madrid Open

Sunday, 28 April 2024 at 11:25
Norway’s tennis star Casper Ruud registered yet another milestone with his recent triumph at the Madrid Open. The 25-year-old is going through a fabulous season where he has hardly put a foot wrong. On Saturday, Ruud registered yet another impressive win, this time in the round of 64 clash against Miomir Kecmanovic in straight sets with a score of 6-4, 6-1.
With that win, Ruud became the first player this year to register 30 or more wins both in the ATP and WTA tours. Interestingly, last year, the current world number six had to wait till the US Open to register 30 wins. Ruud came into this competition on the back of winning the ATP 500 event in Barcelona where he defeated Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final with in straight sets with a score of 7-5, 6-3.
The Oslo-born will now face Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the round of 32 clash of the mega-event on Monday. It will be the fifth meeting between the two as in the previous four meetings, the three-time Grand Slam runner-up had a clear edge as he registered three wins and suffered just one defeat. Interestingly, Norrie’s only win against Ruud came in their most recent meeting which took place during the Australian Open round of 32 with a score of 6-4, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. This will be the first time when the two will face off on the clay court.

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