Casper Ruud reached his third ultimate of the season at tour stage on Saturday when he defeated Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 7-5 on the Nordea Open.
Competing on clay on the ATP 250 occasion in Bastad, Ruud brought on Musetti issues along with his weight and capturing depth. The Norwegian hit his groundstrokes with robust topspin and earned the decisive break within the second set of sport 11 to advance after an hour and 46 minutes.
Prime seed Ruud is a former Bastad champion, having triumphed in 2021. He will probably be competing for his second title on the match and eleventh general when he meets Francisco Cerundolo or Andrey Rublev within the ultimate.
Together with his twentieth win of the season on the clay-court tour, Ruud moved to 1-1 in his Lexus ATP Head2Head collection towards Musetti. Earlier this season, the 24-year-old gained his tenth tour-level trophy and his ninth on clay at Estoril.
The 21-year-old Italian Musetti was aiming for his first title of the season. Final yr he triumphed at tour-level occasions in Hamburg and Naples.