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Ruud advances to quarter-finals – will get one other assembly with Djokovic

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Ruud advances to quarter-finals – will get one other assembly with Djokovic
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Casper Ruud – Taylor Fritz 3-1 (7-6(6), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2)

Casper Ruud is about for his third straight quarter-final at Roland-Garros after knocking out American Taylor Fritz.

– He is excellent and deserves to proceed on this match, mentioned Discovery tennis analyst Christer Francke.

Ruud ended up profitable 3-1 within the away sport.

– It was very troublesome. Taylor raised the bar on gravel final yr, Ruud mentioned within the victory speech.

A repeat of final yr’s closing

In the quarter finals he’ll meet Novak Djokovic. They have met six occasions earlier than. Ruud has just one victory within the residence. It got here right down to their final assembly, which was held in Monte-Carlo in April.

– I feel it suits completely. Djokovic isn’t drained proper now, and Casper has by no means been nearly as good as he’s now. What he’s providing immediately is excellent, mentioned Discovery tennis skilled Dorthea Faa-Hviding.

Djokovic and Ruud stood on reverse sides of the courtroom in the course of the Roland-Garros closing final yr. Djokovic then gained in straight units.

– I’ve no loss towards Novak, so I’ll take pleasure in it. No matter the place you play him, he is among the hardest challenges within the sport. I’m certain he’s prepared and can attempt to attain the semi-finals, mentioned Ruud.

Set this up? The case continued after the video.

The finish of the medical interval

Fritz and Ruud opened the match with a powerful opening set. Eventually that they had to enter a break, the place Fritz acquired a stable lead. Ruud managed to deliver it down from 5-1 to 5-5, and ultimately got here out victorious within the tiebreak.

– The set might have gone both means, however fortunately it went my means, mentioned Ruud within the victory speech.

Franke was very impressed with the best way Ruud managed to show the tiebreak into his benefit.

– If Fritz will look again on this match, he’ll in all probability take into consideration the tiebreak the place he nearly had a set in his pocket, mentioned Franke.

In the second set, the American broke Ruud within the first interval. The boy from Snarøya couldn’t again down, and thus the second set was within the works for Fritz.

See Fritz’s wild rating in the course of the sport. The case continues in the course of the video.


Applause after impolite level: – Promise to ask for extra applause

The third set was extra thrilling. Ruud managed to win 4 video games in a row, and he led nicely. Fritz took day without work sick, and when he returned he confirmed no indicators of weak spot. He held his service sport earlier than breaking Ruud when the Norwegian needed to serve for the set. However, the 25-year-old managed to interrupt again and safe the set.

– He is totally superior in direction of the top of this sport, mentioned Franke.

Good for the quarter finals

The different quarter-finals are between Grigor Dimitrov and Jannik Sinner, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz and Alex de Minaur who will face Alexander Zverev or Holger Rune.

If Ruud makes it previous the semifinals, he’ll meet the winner of the match between de Minaur and Zverev/Rune.

The Roland-Garros closing will happen on Sunday 9 June.


– Must be included as one of many highlights of the match

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