Christian Ruud: “We’re extra like pals”

Christian Ruud: “We’re extra like pals”

For a while there was competitors between Casper Ruud and his father, Christian Ruud. Casper had many marks to beat as an expert tennis participant to ‘beat’ his father. It was wholesome competitors, however competitors nonetheless.

Christian received 115 tour-level matches and climbed as excessive as No. 39 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, each of that are spectacular achievements. Nonetheless, his ‘rivalry’ didn’t final lengthy.

In recent times, Casper has surpassed these benchmarks. Now within the semifinals of the US Open, a primary Grand Slam trophy and World No. 1 are inside his grasp.

Christian has been there to assist information Casper each step of the way in which. Except for two and a half years as a youngster, throughout which Pedro Rico led the way in which, Christian has skilled Casper and nonetheless does at present.

When Rico skilled Casper, it wasn’t like Christian was out of the image. He simply took a step again from the every day work on the pitch.

When Rico and Ruud stopped working collectively, Christian started exploring different attainable trainers for his son. Nonetheless, that isn’t what Casper wished.

It additionally helps that Christian has been in Casper’s sneakers. Whereas he did not take pleasure in as a lot success, he performed in 24 Grand Slam major attracts and confronted members of the High-10 22 instances, successful 4 of these matches. That is why if his son loses a match, he by no means will get mad.

As a coach, Christian additionally is aware of which coaching strategies translate into matches and which waste time.

Christian nonetheless remembers when preteen Casper informed him he wished to deal with tennis. After taking part in properly as a 13-year-old on the European Below-14 Championship, Christian noticed that he had “one thing particular”. Nonetheless, nowhere on the journey did Christian pressure his son to pursue tennis.

Now, Casper is among the many finest gamers on the earth. With two extra wins, he’ll depart New York as Grand Slam champion and World No. 1.

Casper’s father Christian Ruud has granted an interview to ATPtour. com by which he has analyzed the target of Casper’s number one, the connection along with his son, concerning the determine of Pedro Rico Casper’s coach, the defeats, his expertise as an expert tennis participant and the way Casper grew to become an expert .

Aim of being number one on the earth

“We’re simply making an attempt to take one recreation at a time. It is nonetheless a great distance off, I feel. However after all it is a good factor that it is attainable, and Casper has a little bit of motivation with that in thoughts, as a result of even when he was little, his final purpose was to be number one on the earth”.

Relationship along with your little one

“I feel it is pure for us. I feel so too we’re extra like pals. Now we have the identical hobbies. We play golf collectively. We watch films collectively. Typically we prefer to have the identical hobbies, in a manner.”

Parenthesis with Spanish coach

“I imagine that when i used to be 16 i stepped apart a bit. He had a coach from Spain for 2 and a half years. I feel that was the age the place it is a good framework to not have the daddy two steps behind however he was nonetheless type of the crew chief, in a manner. However throughout that interval I used to be nonetheless doing all of the planning for Casper and his Spanish coach, I used to be involved along with his different coach nearly every single day throughout apply weeks and going to some tournaments.

We mentioned some choices, however Casper mentioned he was extra comfy with me being round. I do know {that a} coach will do quite a bit for you and provide help to to be very helpful, however when he’s additionally the daddy, the kids really feel that you simply care for them extra, as a result of a father will care about these extra percentages as a result of he’s a part of your loved ones ”.

Concerning the losses

“I do know the sensation. Solely from the primary day I solely attempt to inform him: ‘So long as you do your finest in each match, I’ll by no means be disenchanted. So I feel he has that calm realizing that I perceive the sport and that I have been there, and that we’re on this collectively in a manner.”

Your expertise as an expert tennis participant

“I feel perhaps I am just a little bit higher than numerous different mother and father who do not know tennis at having that high quality throughout coaching and doing the appropriate issues. Once I was taking part in I made numerous errors and did some issues properly, and I simply tried to convey it is to Casper to the great experiences and the great issues I bear in mind. I attempted to convey that to him and tried to keep away from the dangerous issues or the silly errors that I made alongside the way in which.”

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“I feel he actually wished to see how far he can go. He was already beginning to take a look at Rafa and that was his idol, so he was actually into the world of tennis and he wished to be on that heart courtroom in the future. I am unable to say I bear in mind too many instances the place I felt like we pushed too onerous.. I feel it was nearly, or all the time was his will to do it one way or the other. I feel I have been a reasonably easygoing father, and so has my spouse.”


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