Scandinavian tennis has long been a hotbed of interesting young players. Snarøya born Casper Ruud might just be the next interesting talent from the region. An impressive talent since his first appearances at Juniors level, he has long been seen as a bright prospect for the future. already, he has reached as high as 108th on the ATP Rankings, doing so in June 2017.
His growth and return to form is something he’s already shown a lot of despite his tender year. With a Challenger win alongside a pair of Futures wins, there is a lot of optimism that the young Norwegian might be among the best in his age group.
Following in the footsteps of his successful father, the youngster won his first ATP trophy in 2016, winning in Paguera, Spain to defeat Carlos Taberner. However, loses in three finals on the spin would come afterward, losing in Bakersfield, Santa Margherita di Pula and Knokke.
Undeterred, though, the youngster won back-to-back trophies in Karrina and Seville. While he’s lost his last three finals, impressive performances en route mean there is little to worry about. Ruud is on track to make good of his clear potential.