Casper Ruud reveals who will win the Roland Garros

The Norwegian player has indicated who are the favorites to win the Parisian Slam

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Casper Ruud reveals who will win the Roland Garros
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Casper Ruud has played in the last two finals at the Roland Garros, losing in 2022 to Rafael Nadal and being defeated in 2023 by Novak Djokovic. At the press conference of the media day in Geneva, Ruud was asked if in his opinion there is a great opportunity for all the protagonists at the upcoming Roland Garros 2024.

"Obviously there are players who come to the tournament with confidence, which is important when you play tennis. Alexander Zverev is perhaps the one with the most confidence since he won in Rome. I achieved excellent results at the start of the clay season and I hope to be able to find my best form in Geneva and bring it to Paris. It must be said that this year the Roland Garros represents a great opportunity, but there are also other players who will represent a great threat. Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner - if physically healthy - will be great threats.

Novak Djokovic is still in my eyes one of the biggest favorites even if this year perhaps hasn't gone as he wanted so far. It is still the one he has won the most in the Slams. There's still a lot of things I want to accomplish that I haven't done yet, but at the same time I think it's gone better than I expected or thought was realistic when I was younger. It's motivating to play big matches and get good results in the biggest tournaments," he explained.

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This year in the clay court season, Ruud won the tournament at the most important moment of his career, the ATP 500 tournament in Barcelona, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final who had beaten him a week earlier in Monte Carlo.
Ruud is the number 2 seed at the Geneva tournament. On the eve of his debut, the Norwegian tennis player obviously also spoke about Roland Garros starting on Sunday. And he declared that despite it not being his best year, he still sees Novak Djokovic as one of the main favorites for Paris.

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