During a talk with his fans, Casper Ruud talked about many topics, including Serena Williams and Andy Murray. The Norwegian has very clear ideas about the 23-time Grand Slam champion and on the women's tennis. Casper revealed: "Iga Swiatek plays in a very entertaining way, last year she literally dominated.
If I have to mention a tennis player from the past, I would say without a doubt Serena Williams and for me she is undoubtedly the GOAT of women's tennis." Ruud talked also about the relationship with the Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettin: "Matteo and I in love? I wouldn't say, we are good friends and we had a couple of very beautiful during the Laver Cup.
Matteo is a good boy but we are not in love. I would define our relationship as a good Bromance, this is the right word to define our relationship." Finally Ruud talked about the possibility of playing doubles with the British Andy Murray, a tennis player he has always admired.
Casper concluded: "Andy is a legend of the sport, it's great to face him in singles. We played together in the Laver Cup, we've never been able to play doubles but I'd like to hear him for the partnership."
Casper Ruud: "Djokovic's exclusion? Silly and a bit childish"
The Norwegian tennis player, in an interview he gave to Eurosport in the latest episode of Ruud Talk, spoke of the exclusion of world number one Novak Djokovic from the Californian 1000, calling him silly and childish.
He told: "It's not for me to say whether it's fair or not. I think the rule is silly if it's not a threat to the community at this stage, whether it's vaccinated or not, so that's something I can say. It's a bit childish because the rule changes in a couple of weeks, so we might as well change it." Immediately afterwards, however, the finalist of the last editions of the US Open then added that these are the rules and therefore it is certain that everything possible has been done to ensure that Novak Djokovic participates in the first two 1000 of the year: "But rules are rules.
With the context Novak is in, I'm sure everything possible was done and it just wasn't possible. In general, the country has banned the unvaccinated until, in about a month, I think they open the ban or something, so it's a bit silly if you ask me, but is it right or not, I don't know.
Like I said, I wouldn't have felt threatened by Novak if he had been here and he hadn't been vaccinated." Casper Ruud did not start this 2023 as he hoped. The Scandinavian tennis player, who had ended the year as number two in the world, only managed three victories in this first year, thus overcoming only one round between the Australian Open, Acapulco and Indian Wells.