Despite the defeat suffered in the third round of the Roland Garros, Casper Ruud is certainly experiencing one of the best moments of his career. The Norwegian tennis player reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, the semifinals at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and Madrid, and won the Geneva tournament.
Ruud kicked off his season on grass with the first-round victory of the Mallorca Championships. In an interview with the Spanish newspaper AS, he said: "The truth is that I am very happy with my 2021. I am adding experience, I am playing at a very good level and I am getting good results.
All these things make me trust. Now the grass season begins; it's not my favorite surface, but I want to do well. I feel fine mentally. I have come a long way in several clay tournaments. The intention is to be able to keep this line, as I have just finished my best season on clay.
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In Geneva I experienced the best moment of my career, because I had already won another title (in Buenos Aires last year, ed), but this time I was able to celebrate with my family.
Mallorca? I come with a great desire to play well. Here, years ago, I played a Futures tournament and won the title, so I have good memories." Ruud finally expressed his opinion on the GOAT issue. He said: "It's a very difficult question, because each of the three has different reasons to be considered.
the best. What Nadal did is special, because winning thirteen times in a tournament like the Roland Garros is incredible. All three are very good, and are among the ten or fifteen best in history. I'm not just talking about the world of tennis, but about sport in general."
In the upcoming Wimbledon tournament ther will be Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, while Rafael Nadal will skip the London lawns Slam and Tokyo Olympics 2021 in order to rest for the American season on hard-courts.