After his 2023 Australian Open second-round loss to Jenson Brooksby, tennis fans slammed Casper Ruud.
The World No. 3, who had a chance to top the rankings during the competition, lost in the second round to emerging youngster Brooksby 6-3, 7-5, 6-7, 6-2. The Norwegian was seeded second at the first Grand Slam of the year and had to prove his ranking to tennis fans.
Fans lamented his demise on social media. One fan called Ruud’s Top 5 status disgraceful for ATP history.
“ATP’s lowest point is Casper Ruud’s top 5 ranking. He will give every journeyman a top-5 win in a few years “fan.
Another fan was stunned by Ruud’s loss and said that Djokovic, who was also in the bottom half, would win the title.
“Casper Ruud lost so horribly. Give Djokovic the trophy now, “fan tweeted.
Casper Ruud: “I worked my way into the match.”
Jenson Brooksby loses against Casper Ruud.
Casper Ruud thought he was growing into the match after saving three match points in the third set against Brooksby before succumbing in four sets.
The second seed said his match was difficult in his post-match press conference.
“The match was tough. I saved set points in the third after falling behind. I was working my way into the match “Ruud stated.
The Norwegian bemoaned the match.
“I started poorly in the fourth, and Jenson nipped some nice returns, clear return winners on my serves. Breaks. I never recovered “said.
The French Open finalist said he tried his hardest but couldn’t win.
“In the fourth set, my best wasn’t enough. The first two sets were close, but I got broken too often. So that’s possibly why I lost today “said.