According to Michal Samulski, world No. 10 Casper Ruud has signed up to compete in the Stockholm Open. Ruud, 22, will compete in Stockholm for the second time in the main draw.
Ruud attempted to qualify for the main draw in Stockholm in 2017 but lost in the first round of qualification to Simone Bolelli.
Ruud made his main draw debut at Stockholm in 2019 but failed to impress, losing in the first round against Filip Krajinovic. The organizers of the Stockholm Open are putting together a formidable player field, with world No. 4 Alexander Zverev and Wimbledon semifinalist Denis Shapovalov among those who have signed up to compete.
Ruud’s Laver Cup game
Ruud got chills when Roger Federer was announced to the Boston fans during the Laver Cup’s opening match between Ruud and Reilly Opelka.
“I think I was at 3-1 in the first and I was about to return and they showed him on the screen and everyone went nuts.
“He deserves it, the crowd was going crazy, it gave me chills. I was in the match mode but still it’s something you can’t block out from your feelings. Like I said, it gave me chills, it was an extremely fun experience for me and it’s great to see him back in a tennis arena.
“Even though he is not playing, he is always a big part of the tennis world and this event. He is one of the guys who made it all happen and started it. He deserved all the cheers he gets from the crowd,” said Ruud while taking about Federer, as reported by Tennis Head.
Ruud defeated Opelka in straight sets in his maiden Laver Cup match.
“I was quite nervous in the beginning, it’s a big stadium, a big crowd, you get chills when you walk on court, you have the intro, the music…
“Seeing all the legenda. Luckily, I handled it well. I got an early break which kind of calmed the nerves down a little bit. I’m sure it was the same for Reilly, he is playing at home. so I was just trying to enjoy the moment, try to play without pressure,” he further added.