Hockey, video games, Nieminen: 10 questions about Emil Ruusuvuori

Rising tennis star Emil Ruusuvuori knocked Alexander Zverev out of the Miami Open. Here are the answers to more questions you might have about the player from Finland

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Tennis player Emil Ruusuvuori hit the headlines during the 2021 Miami Open when he knocked out third seed Alexander Zverev in the second round, winning 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. It is his first Top 10 win of the year, in his debut at the tournament. There is plenty more to find out about the young Finn…

How old is Emil Ruusuvuori?

Emil Ruusuvuori was born on April 2, 1999 – he turns 22 during the Miami Open.

How tall is Emil Ruusuvuori?

According to his ATP page, he is 6′ 2″, or 1.88m.

Where was he born?

Ruusuvuori was born in Helsinki, Finland, where he still lives.

Who are his family?

Emil Ruusuvuori’s father is Jari, his mother is Eva, and he has two siblings, a brother Elias and a sister Aino.

 

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When did he turn professional?

Ruusuvuori turned professional in 2018 having been a former world No 4 in juniors. Since then, he has won four out of his six finals on the Challenger tour, all on hard courts. He has also been part of the Finland Davis Cup squad, and recorded his first win over a Top 100 player in that competition when he beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-2 in September 2019. One of his other most memorable results so far was his first-round win over tenth seed Gael Monfils at the 2021 Australian Open, triumphing 3-6, 6-4, 7-5,3-6, 6-3.

How did he start playing tennis?

He started playing tennis as a five-year-old when coach Mika Muilu saw him playing badminton with his mother and suggested he try a different racquet sport.

Who were his idols growing up?

Ruusuvuori admired two compatriots – tennis player Jarkko Nieminen and ice hockey star Teemu Selanne. He says if he didn’t play tennis, he’d want to be an ice hockey pro.

 

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What are his hobbies?

Ruusuvuori plays the drums. He also enjoys video games, and travels all over the world with his PlayStation.

How much prize money has he won?

As of March 22, 2021, Ruusuvuori has won $556,725 in career prize money en route to a career-high ranking of world No 83.

Does Emil Ruusuvuori have social media?

Emil Ruusuvuori has a verified Instagram account, with 13,700 followers. He also has a verified Facebook page, with 3,000 fans.

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