Casper Ruud, the tennis player who on September 11, 2022 aspired to win the US Open and be number one, has hit rock bottom. The norwegian, that only adds five victories in the course and has not linked two in a rowhas been fired in the third round of the Miami Open after losing to Botic van de Zandschulp for 3-6, 6-4 y 6-4. The third favorite in the box was weighed down by the 13 lost ‘break’ opportunities.
Ruud, who defended the final of the last edition, could lose the status of fourth ATP racket in favor of Daniil Medvedev. For this, the Russian should be crowned this Sunday.
Casper has been the first tennis player from the ‘top10’ to say goodbye, something that is no longer a novelty. The tournaments of Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Mutua Madrid Open, Rome and Roland Garros.
Another premature stumble in the French ‘Grand Slam’, by defending 1,200 points from the final of the last editionwould take him out of the privileged positions of the men’s circuit.