"I get flashbacks" - Ruud on painful US Open loss

"I get flashbacks" - Ruud on painful US Open loss

by Sebastian Dahlman

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Casper Ruud was very close to changing history and being always referred to as a player that reached world no. 1 spot.

He could do that at this year's US Open, when he faced Carlos Alcaraz in the final as winner of that match was set become new world no. 1. After both players won one set, the Norwegian had a chance to take the third as he had two set points.

But he couldn't use those and eventually lost the tie-break 1-7 and following fourth set 3-6. Now, he admitted that he still gets flashbacks from that match as he was so close to winning his first Grand Slam title and becoming no. 1.

"US Open was the closest one, and that's what I felt. I mean, I don't think about it all the time, but there are periods of times where I get flashbacks, like if I had just made that passing shot or whatever to get it to 2-1, because there were a couple of set points. But Carlos played brave, he played great in those two points," he said on the Ruud Talk, as quoted on Eurosport

"I mean, maybe I got a little bit passive in one of the points, but in the end you have to give credit to Carlos because he played very fearless and brave. He came to the net twice and it paid off. Of course, I can say I wish I had ready to serve in the T and rip the four and win the return."



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