Caspar Rudd thirsts for victory: overrun by the Hungarians

Caspar Rudd thirsts for victory: overrun by the Hungarians

(Casper Ruud – Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-2) He is back on the red clay. Casper Ruud is ready for the semi-finals of the Estoril Open.

Supremacy: Casper Ruud but another clear win in Portugal. Photo: Rodrigo Antunes/EPA/NTB

– You played a good game. Vucsovic was not at his best. It is possible that he was affected by the injury. But two sets were perfect for me. Now I have time to recover before the semi-finals, Ruud told the organizer.

Norway's best player with the bat and Ballon d'Or is looking for his first tournament win of the season. It is the first seed.

– Very good tennis, commented Sverre Krogh Sundbø from TV 2.

The Norwegian is the defending champion of the tournament in Portugal. The experienced Hungarian Fuksovics (32) is No. 85 ATP Rankings. Rod number eight.

This is also how it looked on the field in their first meeting.

In the first set, Casper Ruud lost only two points Serve the game. He provided good servers all the time.

– Sundbø said great.

“I've been working on it a lot lately,” says Rod.

In other groups Destroy Ruud immediately broke Fucsovics' serve and took complete control of the match to take a 3-0 lead. Then the organizer's physiotherapist came to examine the Hungarian. Left leg was a problem.

Roode sat relaxing under a red towel while his opponent received treatment.

The rest became a formality of preferred safe play.

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Casper Ruud has twice reached the final of the biggest clay tournament of all time, the French Open. Nine of the ATP's 10 wins have come on the preferred surface.

His previous tournament win just came at the Estoril Open a year ago.

In the semi-finals on Saturday, Casper Ruud will meet Pedro Martinez, ranked No. 77 in the world. Ruud beat the Spaniard in their only duel previously.

Cristian Jarin and Hubert Hurkacz will meet in the other semi-final.

The winner of the tournament takes home $88,125 – just over 940,000 kroner in today's money.

Watch the moment he achieved victory last year:

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