Casper Ruud Makes Second Consecutive French Open Semi-Last

Casper Ruud will play Alexander Zverev in the French Open semi-finals after the Norwegian fourth seed beat Denmark’s Holger Rune 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday. Ruud, who lost last year’s Roland Garros last to Rafael Nadal, crushed 6th positioned Rune for the fifth time in six matches and retaliated for his misfortune in the semi-finals at Rome in May. “I sort of viewed at it like he was the number one – he won the last time we played and he’s had a preferred year over me up until this point,” said Ruud. “I was feeling like the dark horse despite the fact that I was cultivated number four and he was cultivated number six.”

Ruud battled off two break focuses in the initial round of the match and afterward reliably put squeeze on Rune’s serve, breaking two times in a disproportionate first set.

He ruled the second in comparative design before Rune compromised a rebound as he constrained a fourth set.

Yet, Ruud flooded 4-1 ahead and in the end set Rune aside on his fifth match point as there was no rehash of the animosity from last year’s quarter-last.

“Fortunately for me, the initial two sets, he wasn’t most likely inclination it excessively well, he made a great deal of mistakes and I got a ton of focuses for nothing,” said Ruud.

“That aided settle the nerves yet he retaliated and third set he came out playing better. Then, at that point, in the fourth set I was fortunate to get that one break and keep it completely out.”

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