Casper Ruud wins Bastad title, 26 years after his father Christian finished runner-up
Casper Ruud powered past Federico Coria for his third ATP title at the Nordea Open in Bastad. The 22-year-old surpassed his father and coach, Christian, who played the final in 1995.
- What happened: Casper Ruud continues to muscle past his father and coach Christian in the family record books. On Sunday the 22-year-old captured the Nordea Open title in Bastad, 26 years after his father finished runner-up in 1995. Ruud is the highest-ranked player in Norway’s history. He surpassed his father Christian, who reached 39 in the ATP rankings, in 2020, when he won his first ATP title at Buenos Aires.
- Key stat: Ruud won 13 of 16 second-serve points and dropped just 12 points on serve overall in the 86-minute contest.
- Two in 2021: Ruud claims his second title of 2021, and third overall.
- Clay guru: Ruud leads all players in clay-court victories since the start of 2020 with 36. He improves to 66-30 on clay over the course of his career at ATP-level.
- Dropped just 13 games: Ruud was rude during his three matches at Bastad (he received a walkover from Henri Laaksononen in the quarter-finals). He dropped just 13 games in three matches to improve to 27-9 overall on the season.
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