BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – World No. 8 Casper Ruud (NOR) won the Argentina Open for the second time in his career to hoist his seventh ATP 250 trophy.
“It’s been an unbelievable week," said Ruud. "To come back here and try to defend the title not from last year but from two years ago has been a challenge, and I enjoyed every minute of it.”
Ruud, the champion in 2020, faced Diego Schwartzman, the 2021 champion in a top-15 battle.
After Schwartzman captured the first set 7-5, Ruud settled in and was able to break Schwartzman four times in the final 2 sets to win, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.
Ruud has now won 18-straight matches on red clay in ATP 250 events.
Road to the Title
Round of 16: def. Roberto Carballes Baena, 7-6, 6-3
Quarterfinals: def. Federico Coria, 6-3, 6-4
Semifinals: def. Federico Delbonis, 6-3, 6-3
Finals: def. Diego Schwartzman, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Racquet: EZONE 100
String: POLYTOUR SPIN 125 / PRO 130
Apparel: Melbourne Collection
Bag: Pro Series Bag
Overgrip: Super Grap