Ruud signs a hat trick in Geneva

The Norwegian has won the title in 2021, 2022 and 2024

May 25, 2024


Casper Ruud has 12 ATP Tour titles on his record.
By Staff

The Gonet Geneva Open is Caper Ruud territory this decade. So much so that three of the last four editions have ended up in the Norwegian’s showcase, who this Saturday confirmed his dominance on Swiss clay with his third title (2021, 2022, 2024).

The second seed in Geneva defeated Tomas Machac in the last round, who only a day earlier had surprised world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Ruud won 7-5, 6-3, in one hour and 47 minutes.

In this way, he lifted his third crown to become the first player in the history of the tournament to achieve it, surpassing Mats Wilander (1982-1983) and Stan Wawrinka (2016-2017).

Tournaments with the most Ruud titles:
Ginebra: 3 (2021, 2022, 2024)

Buenos Aires: 2 (2020, 2022)

Gstaad: 2 (2021, 2022)

“It has been a complicated week,” acknowledged Ruud, who has found his best level on this dirt tour. “All the games were tough, it didn’t matter who I played against. It’s hard to find the rhythm, the weather has been a challenge all week, but today was fantastic. I am very happy to win here again in Geneva. It has been a very good season so far.”

The Norwegian has completed a great tour on his favorite surface. He has won two titles at the ATP 500 in Barcelona and the ATP 250 in Geneva, in addition to playing in the final at the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo (l. with Stefanos Tsitsipas) and playing in the semifinals in Estoril.

In total, Ruud has posted a 17-4 record before traveling to Paris to compete in the second Grand Slam of the season at Roland Garros, a tournament in which he has been a finalist twice.

The only setback dates back to his previous date on the calendar at the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome, where he said goodbye in his debut against Miomir Kecmanovic, falling in the third set.

But the truth is that clay and Geneva are two words synonymous with success for Ruud. And this has been demonstrated in a new participation on Swiss clay, where he has won 13 of the 14 matches he has played.

Against Machac in the last round he was able to turn around a first set that had been difficult for him (3-5) by chaining four games in a row to leave him on his side 7-5. In the second set, a break was enough to open a gap on the scoreboard (3-0) that was already insurmountable for the Czech.

The No. 7 in the PIF ATP Rankings had to split, since at 10:30 am he had to open the day on the center court to face the semifinals that could not be played on Friday due to the rain.

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Ruud resolved his first date on the Geneva clay with a great comeback against the Italian Flavio Cobolli 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(4) in one hour and 50 minutes.

Did you know…?

Casper Ruud is the player with the most ATP Tour victories this season with a total of 35 matches won of the 44 he has played in 2024.


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