Ruud advances to his fourth final of the year in Barcelona

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Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud moved into his fourth final of the year by defeating Tomas Martin Etcheverry in straight sets at the Barcelona Open on Saturday.

The sixth-ranked player from Norway won the semifinal 7-6 (6), 6-4 on the clay court outdoors. He will go up against Stefanos Tsitsipas or Dusan Lajovic for the championship on Sunday.

Casper Ruud (Credits: AP news)

Ruud has secured 10 titles in his career but has lost all three previous finals he played in 2024, including last week’s defeat to Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo.

To clinch the first set against Martin Etcheverry, Ruud had to save a set point, marking his 28th win of the season.

“He could have easily won the first set,” Ruud remarked. “I had some set points and he had one. I am very pleased with the level. It was a high-quality match, the best level I have played in Barcelona.”


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