Last Updated on June 9, 2023
Casper Ruud is a Norwegian professional tennis player who has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the rankings in recent years. Ruud has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2 achieved on 12 September 2022, making him the highest-ranked Norwegian tennis player in history. He has won nine ATP Tour singles titles, eight of which were on clay courts. Ruud is the first Norwegian man to win an ATP singles title, to reach a major final (at the 2022 French Open), to reach a Masters 1000 final, and to enter the top 10 in the ATP rankings. With his impressive accomplishments, Casper Ruud is considered one of the best Norwegian tennis players of all time.
Aspiring tennis players and fans of the game should take some time to read through Casper Ruud’s quotes. The Norwegian has a lot of wisdom to share, having already had success on the ATP tour. You don’t have to be a tennis player to appreciate Ruud’s insights; his words are applicable to anyone who wants to succeed in any field. What better way to start your day than by reading some motivational quotes from one of the world’s best?
Casper Ruud’s Quotes
“The Oslo airport used to be a kilometer away from where I grew up. They moved it outside Oslo the year I was born, but they kept the runway there as a historic site“- Casper Ruud
“I think tournaments are starting to become a bit more open with more players able to fight, and I want to be part of that bright future” -Casper Ruud.
“The way I hit the ball is with a pretty good amount of topspin. It’s a heavy ball that bounces up from the clay courts. But I shouldn’t forget that I grew up half the year playing indoors on a hard court because Norway is a cold country” – Casper Ruud.
“I’m not, you know, the guy with the biggest game or the flashy shots. But, you know, just being steady, playing every points like it really matters, I think has been working” – Casper Ruud
“You have clay players that have maybe struggled doing as well on hard courts and those will get criticised. But you also have hard court players or grass players who maybe struggle doing well on clay, and that will always be the case” – Casper Ruud.
“This is our job to play tennis, and be here to focus. And when you’re an athlete, we say it’s normal that your job is 24/7” – Casper Ruud
“There were days when you’re tired or overtrained but that’s when you have to be pushed if you want to go far. That’s how I drove away from my competitors”-
“I think tennis and golf have had a large boost in participation with a lot of people wanting to take up the game since the start of the pandemic”- Casper Ruud
You learn that in so many of our matches, it can all depend on just four or five points.Casper Ruud
“That’s the biggest struggle in Norway. Most of the money doesn’t go to tennis”– Casper Ruud
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“You gain respect in your opponents’ minds when you win a lot of matches”– Casper Ruud
“Right before a match, I and many other players, tend to be very clean. Just plain rice or pasta with some chicken maybe, but not too much sauce, to just get some carbohydrates and energy” -Casper Ruud
“Could be that I have some steak after a match to get some protein. But usually, it goes Thai, Japanese or Italian, mostly” -Casper Ruud
“Even though over the last years I’ve had more and more success and I’ve been getting better on the tour, I think I’ve lived this kind of life as an athlete for many years already” -Casper Ruud
“I think it’s fun to play on hard courts, you know. I think it’s a surface that also can suit my game even though this year has been mainly clay, clay, clay all the year” -Casper Ruud
“I think Wimbledon is the highlight for most players, it’s special. My father played there six times and never got past the first round so we have to end this bad streak, for the family and Norway” – Casper Ruud
“My father has been serious with me because he wanted me to have the best opportunities to do well. I think that has been a huge benefit for me coming from a small country like Norway” -Casper Ruud
“I’m very proud of being No. 2. In a way it’s a good thing because I can still chase the last spot”– Casper Ruud
“The crowd there in New York have been amazing. They treat all the players well. Even though I lost, I still felt like a champion during these two weeks. Still do in a way.”– Casper Ruud
“It’s not everyday you surpass playing four hours on court, but that’s what we train for, we work hard for it,”-Casper Ruud
“I really appreciated that Shania Twain came back this year and supported me in the Gstaad final. It was nice to see her again.”– Casper Ruud