Norwegian tennis star Casper Ruud gave recognition to Danish tennis legend Caroline Wozniacki following his French Open quarterfinal win in opposition to Holger Rune. In a Scandinavian battle between Ruud and Dane’s Rune, the Norwegian was the one who ended on the profitable facet after claiming a 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory.
For the second consecutive yr, Ruud and Rune met within the French Open quarterfinal stage. However earlier than Ruud and Rune grew to become stars, Wozniacki put Scandinavian tennis on the map by profitable a Grand Slam and reaching the world No 1 spot.
On the 2018 Australian Open, Wozniacki grew to become the primary Dane to win a Grand Slam. “Clearly with Caroline Wozniacki being world No 1 and profitable a Grand Slam. She type of began the entire thing I assume,” Ruud mentioned after the match.
Ruud offers a shout-out to Wozniacki after beating Rune
Ruud, the 2023 French Open runner-up, did not actually take pleasure in a lot success in early 2023. After beating world No 6 Rune and progressing into the French Open semifinal, Ruud referred to as it his largest win of the season.
“Very joyful. It’s for certain perhaps the largest win of the yr for me contemplating how the yr has been, so very proud of it,” Ruud mentioned. In the meantime, many have been surprised by how poorly Rune performed within the first two units in opposition to Ruud.
After the match, Ruud got here to Rune’s protection because the Norwegian famous the 20-year-old Dane is already among the best within the sport. “He performs aggressively. He performs fearless. Some days he’ll play fantastic, and he’ll hit among the most stunning winners, among the most stunning dropshots that any participant can hit.
Some days, some evenings like at this time, he will probably be a bit, I don’t know, uncoordinated or do extra errors than ordinary. However he’s younger. He’ll be taught. He is likely one of the youngest guys on tour. He is likely one of the greatest on the earth already, so he has 15 years to enhance and enhance and enhance,” Ruud defined.