Norwegian tennis player Casper Ruud is one of the most promising and interesting young players on the world tour. The son of Nordic art shows his best qualities on clay, but with the passing of the matches he is managing to develop successfully on other surfaces as well, especially on cement.
A few days ago, Casper made his entry into the world Top Ten and is now committed to Team Europe at the Laver Cup. During a recent interview, Ruud admitted that he felt chills following the announcement of tennis icon Roger Federer in front of the Boston Crowd.
in the Laver Cup. Currently the Swiss is knocked out by injury and for this reason he did not participate in the event, but at the same time Roger has decided to arrive in Boston to greet the public. In the first round of the Laver Cup Ruud beat American Reilly Opelka in two sets, winning with the result of 6-3; 7-6 (4) and made interesting statements about the Swiss champion: "I went ahead 3-1 in the first set and was in the response when I noticed that the audience went crazy after Roger was shown on the big screen.
In the end I think he deserves it all, the crowd went wild and I got chills. I was thinking about the game, but objectively this is something that you cannot remove from your feelings and it was a fantastic experience and at the same time fun, so it is always good to see Roger return to a tennis court.
Although he does not play, he is an important part of this sport and especially of this event, he is the one who made it possible and he absolutely deserved the applause of the crowd." Speaking of the match, Ruud commented: "At first I was nervous, I was in a Big stadium and music, the crowd got me excited, but I think I got along pretty well."
Roger Federer on the Next Gens
After winning his 20th Major at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic had said that he expects himself, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal to keep fighting to add more Slams to their tally. "It means that none of us three will stop [on 20]!
That's what it means," Novak Djokovic had said with a smile on his face. Federer acknowledged that Djokovic had good intentions when saying what he said, but pointed out that the Serb may not have been fully aware of his or Nadal's physical condition.
"Well, look, he obviously was speaking for himself: he’s on adrenaline when he's saying that and he doesn't know where I am or where Rafael is. But he means well, obviously," Federer said. Roger Federer was then asked if he sees someone usurping the Big 3 from their spot in the near future.
The World No. 9 responded in the affirmative, and explained that players are a lot more versatile now than before - meaning they can win Slams on multiple surfaces. "I think yes," Federer said. "I feel like nowadays – and this is not to take anything away from Rafa, Novak or myself, for that matter – but, you know, I feel like it's easier to dominate through the different surfaces nowadays. Back in the day, yes, we did have three grass-court events, but maybe the margins were slimmer."