Casper Ruud has never hidden the name of his tennis idol: Rafael Nadal. The Norwegian has admitted on more than one occasion that he has great esteem and admiration for Rafael Nadal. Ruud had the opportunity to face the Spanish champion twice: the first in the final at the Roland Garros, the second in the Green Group of the ATP Finals in Turin 2022.
Casper Ruud at 13 year-old: "My idol is Rafael Nadal"
In both games, however, he was unable to bring home a single set. Tennis Legend has posted a nice video on their Twitter account; video in which a Ruud just 13 already showed that he had clear ideas.
“My name is Casper Ruud, I am 13 year-old and I am Norwegian. I started playing tennis when I was 3/4 years old. The forehand is my best weapon. My idol? Rafael Nadal."
Interview de @CasperRuud98 à 13 ans. Le Norvégien a largement dépassé ses attentes.