- Casper Rudd (ATP 4) gives Andrei Rublew (ATP 7) no chance in the ATP semi-finals and wins 6: 2, 6: 4.
- The match between the Norwegian and the Russian lasts only 68 minutes.
- In his first final at the Year-End Championships, Ruud will meet Novak Djokovic (ATP 8) on Sunday.
French Open final, US Open final and now also an ATP Final: Casper Rudd’s season just gets better and better. The Norwegian was unable to capitalize on his first two big chances to win the title in the majors in Paris and New York. Can he do it on the third try? With Novak Djokovic, the most difficult task awaits Ruud on Sunday in Turin.
Follow the ATP Finals final between Casper Rudd and Novak Djokovic on Sunday from 7:05pm on SRF Info and in the Sports app.
He wavered only briefly against Rublev
Ruud secured his place in the final with a clean performance against Andrei Rublev. The 23-year-old set the pace from the start and repeatedly drove the Russians to despair. After Rublev managed to hold up somewhat in the starting phase, Ruud booked a 9-match winning streak between 1:2 in the first set and 4:0 in the second.
When the Norwegian managed to win the match for the first time with a score of 5: 2, Robleo raised himself again, took the serve from his superior opponent and closed the gap to 4: 5. But Ruud did not want to miss the second opportunity to serve the home match. After just 68 minutes, the world number four used his first match point to seal an undisputed victory.
Still without winning a set against Djokovic
Although Ruud is ahead of Djokovic in the ATP rankings, the Norwegian advances to the final as an outsider. The two faced each other 3 times, and Djokovic 3 times kept himself the best finish in 2 sets. The Serb won the last spring meeting in Rome on clay 6: 4, 6: 3.
Second SRF, @sportlive, Nov. 19, 2022, 9:00 p.m.; mlo
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