Ruud super impressed by rise of Alcaraz and in particular Rune: "We will see more of Holger in the future"

Casper Ruud is super impressed by the rise of Alcaraz this year as well as the sudden rise of Rune who recently entered the top 10 for the first time.

Ruud has matches with both this year as Alcaraz proved better than Ruud in the US Open final. He also played Rune at Roland Garros beating him but they had a run-in at the net with both having harsh words for the other after the match.

Ruud was far more complimentary to Rune this time around:

“Rune and Carlos are the same age. It’s great to have two of these guys now fighting for the biggest titles and winning them. It’s really impressive. Of course, it’s a little bit of a surprise that he [Rune] did as well as he did. But I feel like almost everyone can beat everyone and that’s a little bit more exciting."

He added:

“It’s fun to see that he and Carlos have sort of moved up and shown the world that they’re here and that they were hungry, ready to play. He was a little bit fortunate maybe in Paris because against Wawrinka he saved a couple of match points and then he ends up winning the tournament."

Finishing off with:

“It just shows you how small the margins can be in this world and that’s why we love it. That’s why I love playing and watching many matches. He’s top 10 now as well, so that’s a great way to finish the year breaking top 10. We will see more of Holger in the future.”

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