After his success in Rome, Casper Ruud is now firmly established in the world’s top of rankings in tennis.
He has jumped over 100 places in two years and is now at number 30.
In Italy, the Norwegian lost the semi-finals against world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday with 0-2 (5-7 and 3-6) in sets.
The ATP rankings are usually updated every Monday morning, but due to the fact that the final in Rome was played on Monday, the overview did not come until later.
21-year-old Ruud is now number 30, the best position in his career.
On the rise
Thus, Ruud joins one of many young players that are currently on the rise.
When it comes to rankings, Djokovic (33 years old) is followed by Rafael Nadal (34), Dominic Thiem (27), and Roger Federer (39).
The average age of the top four is 33.25 years.
Since the New Year, Ruud has advanced 23 positions in the singles ranking.
Two years ago this week, Ruud was number 136 in the world.
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