Ruud, first favorite, takes the ATP of Bastad

The Norwegian Casper Ruud imposed his status as the first seed of the tennis tournament in Bastad (Sweden) to conquer the title at the cost of the disenchantment of his rival, the Argentine Federico Coria, who lost in his debut as a finalist.

The tennis player from Oslo, the sixteenth player in the world and one of the revelations of this season, did not give the South American a chance, whom he beat 6-3, 6-3 after an hour and a half of the game.

Ruud, who this year conquered the Geneva tournament and the Buenos Aires one last year, added Bastad to his list of Serbs after taking a full revenge with the Argentine, with whom he had lost in the two previous clashes. In Montevideo in 2017 and in Córdoba two years later, both also on land.

The tennis player from Rosario, who at the age of 29 entered an ATP circuit final for the first time, held on to the game until the end. He saved three match points in the eighth game of the second set, with the Norwegian’s serve that closed the duel in the next game, on the fifth occasion.