Ruud Wins Two Matches In One Day To Lift Geneva Open Title

Ruud Wins Two Matches In One Day To Lift Geneva Open Title

by Zachary Wimer

Casper Ruud was forced to play two matches today at the 2024 Geneva Open, but he won both of them to lift the trophy in the city for the third time in his career.

There is just something special about Geneva and Ruud. They make a great time, and he likes it so much that he might even move to the Swiss city some day. Tennis apparently works really well for him in Geneva because he won the ATP 250 event in Geneva for the third time in his career. The first one was in 2021, the second came one year later, in 2022, while last year, it was Nicolas Jarry who stopped him in the quarter-finals.

Nothing could stop the Norwegian except for rain, which forced him to play two matches today. He didn't get to play his semi-final match yesterday due to rain, so he played it today. It was a tricky one against Flavio Cobolli, as he needed three sets to win that one.

He did it, but many wondered whether it would affect him in the final later that day. He won it in two sets as Tomas Machac proved no match for him. The opening set was a bit iffy for Ruud, as he fell behind early, 1-3. He battled back from down 3-5 to win the set 7-5.

Machac is a very streaky player, and once things kind of slowed down for him, he never really regained that moment he had early. The second set started with an early break from Ruud as he now won 7 games in a row. Machac would find a bit of stability, but the damage was already done, and Ruud could cruise to the finish line 7-5, 6-3.

Some four hours of work for Ruud today in Geneva but he got the trophy so it was worth it.


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