The Norwegian Tennis Ace

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The two meters high Casper Ruud, born in Bærum outside Oslo 1998, became the youngest winner of the men’s National Championship in 2014 only 15 years old. As a young boy he was into several sports offered by the local community. Everything involving a ball caught Casper’s attention but tennis soon became his favorite sport, having Rafael Nadal as his tennis idol.

He was the first Norwegian to be ranked no.1 junior player in 2016, and in September same year, playing right-handed (two-handed backhand) he managed to win the Copa Sevilla in his first ever ATP Challenger. He recorded his first wins over players ranked in the top 150.

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In 2018, Ruud qualified for his first Grand Slam at the 2018 Australian Open after going through the qualifying competition

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The Norwegian Tennis Ace
In 2018, Ruud qualified for his first Grand Slam at the 2018 Australian Open after going through the qualifying competition. This made him the first Norwegian to qualify for any Grand Slam main draw in 17 years. He also received a wildcard for the German Tennis Championships.

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Injuries and lack of consistency lead Ruud to not climbing up the rankings as quickly as many expected

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Injuries and lack of consistency
However, injuries and lack of consistency lead Ruud to not climbing up the rankings as quickly as many expected. Even after reaching his first ATP semi-final in 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Casper wasn’t able to capitalize on his first success.

So, late last year Ruud decided to go to Mallorca and re-join the Rafa Nadal Academy, to try and regain his fitness and form. It turns out that this decision was the best one he has made so far as he has only been getting better in 2019. A second ATP semi-final in Sao Paulo and qualifying for his first Masters event in Miami has given him a platform to build on.

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Casper Ruud, French Open 2019

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Ruud has been training at the Rafa Nadal Academy for several months and making steady strides up the rankings and now he’s ranked no. 63 on the Men’s Tennis ATP Rankings

The Norwegian Tennis Ace
Ruud has been training at the Rafa Nadal Academy for several months and making steady strides up the rankings

What is Casper Ruud’s net worth?
Ruud earned a total of $339,761 from competition according to Wikipedia, but that’s not all of Ruud’s earnings, which may include sponsorships, businesses, and promotions, so his net worth is still being calculated.

The Norwegian Tennis Ace, written by Tor Kjolberg

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