New York - 5th seed Casper Ruud (NOR) defeated 27th seed Karen Khachanov 7-6, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to advance to the US Open final for the first time. Ruud is finalist at Roland Garros 2022 and reached two Grand Slam finals this year.
In the first set, there were some unforced errors seen but Ruud won an outstanding 55-shot rally in the tie break to win the set. Ruud kept the momentum in the second set and his shot accuracy improved, Ruud played a steady game and he did not lose a single point in his service games.
In the third set, both players didn’t allow break and Khachanov earned this set and made the set count 2-1. However, in the fourth set, Ruud won five games straight from the second game and never lost his focus and aggressiveness to reach to the final match. Ruud’s excellency appeared in everywhere in the match, to earn win % on 1st serve 83%, net points won 87% and 53 winners.
He will face with the Spaniard 3rd seed Carloz Alcaraz in the championship final match on Sunday to capture his maiden major title. Also, Ruud to be ranked No.1 in the following week if he defeats Alcaraz in the final.
Other final matches
We can’t miss great final matches in the wheelchair and quad divisions. Shingo Kunieda reaches to Singles final and is eying the first men’s wheelchair player to complete the calendar Grand Slam. Diede de Groot will play both in Singles and Doubles finals to capture her fifth US Open title in both categories. David Wagner in quad doubles to advance to the final for his tenth US Open title in the category.
In Junior side, Lucie Havlickova is appearing on both Girl’s Singles and Doubles finals. Havlickova and Diana Shnaider to compete with Carolina Kuhl and Ella Seidel in Doubles final.