Alexander Zverev: We learned at Laver Cup that Casper Ruud can win matches on hard

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Alexander Zverev: We learned at Laver Cup that Casper Ruud can win matches on hard

World No. 4 Alexander Zverev joked after Team Europe comfortably beat Team World at the Laver Cup. Ruud, 22, won three consecutive titles in as many weeks after Wimbledon. Ruud, who is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No.

10 in the world, won it all in Bastad, Gstaad and Kitzbuhel. However, some weren't impressed by Ruud, claiming the Norwegian can play only good tennis on clay. "We learned that Casper is not only a clay court player but can win matches on hard court," Zverev said.

Ruud enjoyed his week at the Laver Cup. "It was a very fun week for me personally. To be around fellow young players and all of the players that I'm looking up to in some way and trying to learn from them, they are all better than me in the rankings.

They are also very young so it's good for me to be around this players," Ruud said.

Ruud felt chills after Roger Federer was announced to the crowd

On Friday, Ruud beat Reilly Opelka in the opening match of this year's Laver Cup.

During the first set of the match, Federer was announced to the Boston crowd. "I think I was at 3-1 in the first and I was about to return and they showed him on the screen and everyone went nuts. He deserves it, the crowd was going crazy, it gave me chills.

I was in the match mode but still it's something you can't block out from your feelings. Like I said, it gave me chills, it was an extremely fun experience for me and it's great to see him back in a tennis arena. Even though he is not playing, he is always a big part of the tennis world and this event.

He is one of the guys who made it all happen and started it. He deserved all the cheers he gets from the crowd," Ruud said of Federer.