Management as a boss. Seed number 1, Casper Ruud was logically the big favorite in Bastad’s ATP 250 in Sweden. And the 22-year-old Norwegian did not disappoint. This Sunday in the final, he dominated the Argentinian Federico Coria in two sets (6-3 6-3) and 1h28 of play. A final that he mastered without ever being worried, like all the rest of his week, where he showed himself above all his opponents before the final, Rune, Laaksonen, Carballes Baena – winner in straight sets each time. In steamroller mode.
Victorious where his father failed
Facing Guillermo’s little brother, Federico Coria, 77th player in the world, who was playing his first final, Ruud, 16th in the world, once again demonstrated his solidity on clay. The Norwegian took the first two serves from the Argentine, allowing him to quietly pocket the first set. The second set was closer between the two men, elbow to elbow during the first four games. Then the breaks followed. And Casper Ruud served for the match but failed to conclude at first. The Norwegian finally managed to win after his fifth match point.
Casper Ruud has succeeded where his father, Christian, failed in the final 26 years ago at Bastad. A nice wink from fate. Casper Ruud therefore won his third career title, all on clay, after those of Buenos Aires in 2020 and Geneva this year. Thanks to this title, he will return to the top 15 in the world on Monday.