Rising Finnish star Emil Ruusuvuori didn't hide his happiness and excitement after a huge win over world No. 5 Dominic Thiem. Ruusuvuori, ranked at No. 163 in the world, lost just five games en route to defeating the back-to-back French Open runner 6-3 6-2 in a Davis Cup clash.
Thiem missed out on a chance to beat Ruusuvuori in the fourth rubber of their tie and clinch the third point to his side, which would promote them into the 2020 Davis Cup qualifying round. Instead, the 20-year-old Finn put up the performance of his career in front of his home fans to help his side remain alive.
"The best day of my tennis career - the unbelievable atmosphere. Thanks to the audience for the encouragement, it has been absolutely insane to play in front of you," Ruusuvuori said post-match, as revealed by the Finnish Tennis Association on Twitter.
Ruusuvuori broke 14-time ATP champion Thiem once in the first set and twice in the second set. Thiem had his chances on the serve of Ruusuvuori but the Finn saved 5-of-5 of the break points he faced throughout the match.