Casper Ruud played another great match to advance to his 2nd career grand slam final only a few months after playing in his first.
It was a great match by the Norwegian albeit not a perfect one. He admitted as much in his post-match interview explaining how it went:
“This match today was another great match from my side. I think we were both a bit nervous at the beginning, a few breaks back and forth. But you have to take into account that this match is probably the biggest in both of our careers. Of course there will also be some nerves but I was fortunate to win that first set, which calmed my nerves a little bit.”
Ruud also touched upon the fact that he was able to follow up the Roland Garros result with a strong showing at the US Open:
“I played phenomenal in the second and Karen stepped up in the third. It
was back and forth like every five-setter is, but I am just so happy.
After Roland Garros
I was extremely happy but of course humble enough to think that could
be my only final at a Grand Slam in my career. It doesn’t come easy, but
here I am back again a couple [of] months later.”