The first finalists for the 2022 US Open are called Casper Rudd. On Friday, the Norwegian won the semi-finals of the Grand Slam tournament in New York against Russia’s Karen Khachanov 7:6 (7/5) 6:2 5:7 6:2, thus being in his match after the second French Open. The main final. There, Rudd is not only chasing the title on Sunday, but also ranks first in the world rankings.
After exactly three hours of play, Rudd scored his first match point at Arthur Ashe Stadium and became the first Norwegian to reach the US Open final. “It was another great match. It was probably the greatest match of our career, of course I was nervous. I’m very happy. I already thought in the final in Paris that he could be the only one for me at a Grand Slam. I tried to stay calm but it’s different inside of me,” the Norwegian said. .
In the final, the 23-year-old, seeded fifth, will face young Spanish superstar Carlos Alcaraz or local American champion Francis Tiafoe. If Alcaraz gets his second final ticket, there will be a clash on Sunday (10pm CEST) for Russia’s successor Daniil Medvedev for the top of the rankings. On the other hand, if Tiafoe wins the second semi-final, Rudd will be the new number one.
Rudd is in the final for the 14th time, but only in the Grand Slam final for the second time. The nine-time ATP Tour winner celebrated his first show of the year in Paris at the start of June. But at the French Open, the 23-year-old was beaten by the “king of earthen tiles” and Paris record winner Rafael Nadal of Spain 3:6 3:6 0:6.
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