Casper Rudd had won his last nine tennis matches before meeting Diego Schwartzman on Wednesday. There was a stop for the Norwegian after 3-6, 3-6 in straight sets.
A stiff opposition waited for Casper Rudd in the fourth round of the ATP Masters at Indian Wells, and he got to know her early on. Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman started in a new shape and broke the Norwegian in the first serve match.
Then there was the somewhat frustrated and tired Rod who fought against the California heat. He lost the first set 3-6, before struggling again in the second despite breaking serve early. Early in the second set, Rudd had to be supervised with an arm injury, after which it didn’t look like the Norwegian could return against 11th seed Schwartzman. It eventually ended with Argentina leading 6-3, 6-3 in sets.
It looked as if there was a fairly tired Rod on the field on Wednesday. He had to fight a long and tough battle against Lloyd Harris on Monday and looked somewhat frustrated in the first set he lost after Schwartzman broke the Norwegian’s first and last serve.
– Casper maybe a little…I don’t know if I should say tame, but he may seem a little lacking in energy if we were to compare him to his best, as Eurosport expert Christer Frank said after the first set about the Norwegian who has played a lot of tennis this general.
medical lead time
In the second set, it was Rudd’s turn to start strong. After a long match with a heavy ball exchange, he broke Schwartzman’s serve and got off to a good start.
Shortly thereafter, Rudd had to take a medical break to treat his stroke-affected arm problems. In the ensuing match, Rudd was broken for the third time in the match.
From there, the road became very difficult for Rudd who had to take a loss in the fourth round after breaking a fresh serve in position 3-4.
Victory ranks ended
With the loss, the nine-game winning streak ended without Rudd losing. He won the ATP Tour in San Diego earlier this month, five days before playing the first round of Indian Wells.
Rudd won five championships this year. No one else has succeeded on the ATP Tour in 2021.
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