Casper Ruud reacts to comfortable Fabio Fognini win at ATP Cup


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Casper Ruud reacts to comfortable Fabio Fognini win at ATP Cup

Rising Norwegian star Casper Ruud was extremely happy after beating world No. 12 Fabio Fognini at the ATP Cup as he hopes to beat more high-ranked players going forward. Ruud, ranked at No. 54 in the world, delivered a big performance against 2019 Monte Carlo Masters champion Fognini as he demolished the Italian 6-2 6-2.

The 21-year-old broke Fognini twice in each set and dropped no service games en route to forcing a deciding rubber against Italy. Two days earlier, the Norwegian handed a defeat to 19th-ranked American John Isner. "I'm very, very happy and excited about beating another Top 20 player, and the way I did it also,” Ruud said, per the ATP Cup.

“I played a very good match. The score was more comfortable than against Isner… It's a great start of the year, and I'm looking forward for more and hopefully I can beat even higher-ranked players throughout the rest of the season."

Unfortunately for Norway, they fell short of completing a comeback win against Italy as Ruud and Viktor Durasovic were beaten by Simone Bolelli and Fognini in the deciding rubber.