At international junior tournaments in the U-18 category, Ruud made his debut in 2013 when he was 14 years old. Now in Casper Ruud ranking it occupies a leading position. At the beginning of the 2015 season, the native of Oslo won three first-category competitions in a row. True, at the majors, his maximum was the third circles at Roland Garros and the US Open. Despite this, Ruud was still able to become the first racket among juniors at the beginning of 2016 and earn the attention of sponsors.

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Kasper began, according to the article, his adult career in 2013, playing on the Futures in Sweden on a one-time basis. In 2014, he played six more tournaments. It entered the world ranking only in August 2015. In the same season, he received his first call-up to the national team for the Davis Cup. At the beginning of 2016, the Norwegian won the debut Futures.

He took the next trophy at a tournament of the same rank at the end of summer and felt so confident in his abilities that a month later, he won the Challenger in Spain with a prize fund of 42.5 thousand euros. At the end of the year, Kasper played several more tournaments at a high level and broke into the top 230 in the classification.

In 2017, he made his senior major debut, reaching the third round of qualifying for the Australian Open. At the end of February, Kasper Ruud pleased his fans at the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), where he received a special invitation to the main draw.

The Norwegian reached the semi-finals. After this success, he immediately soared into the top 140 of the world rankings.

Then the athlete was in the second round of the 250 category tournament in Sao Paulo. In the spring, Ruud alternated performances at Challengers and ATP competitions but could not continue to win often. In the summer and autumn, he began to lose at all in the first and second rounds, including the Challengers.

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21-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1 Serbian Novak Djokovic turned to Norwegian tennis player Kasper Ruud. In the US Open final, Ruud lost to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz. The match ended with the score 4:6, 6:2, 6:7 (1:7), and 3:6.

“Congratulations to Kasper on a great season,” Novak wrote on his social networks. Djokovic himself did not take part in the tournament in New York. The Serbian refused to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, which is why he was banned from entering the country.

Kasper Ruud considers doubles to be secondary, although he plays duets more often than many other representatives of the top ten among singles. In 2021, he played in seven tournaments and the Davis Cup. At Wimbledon, the Norwegian reached the quarterfinals, which he still cannot boast of in singles. Just after the Grass Major, Ruud climbed to a record 133rd position in the classification.