Rudd beats Khachanov in the US Open semi-finals and becomes world number one for at least a few hours. The first final in New York for the Norwegian

Casper Rudd pictured – Getty Images

when I did US OpenThere has been a lot of talk about the candidates to leave New York as the number one in the world. Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas deserved everyone’s attention, but there was another candidate who had a very tough result and pushed it and stayed a bit on the sidelines in this fight. This is correct, Casper Road He is in the final at the US Open He is actually the new number one in the world at least until the conclusion of the other semi-finals.

Rudd had his second major final of the season and his career by batting Karen Khachanov (31), versus 7-6 (5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. The number seven currently in the world will wait for the result of the clash between them Alcaraz and Francis Tiafoe. If the Spaniard were to lose, the Norwegian would go to the final knowing he was number one no matter what. If Carlitos wins, the final will decide who will be the new leader of the arrangement.

Kasper Rudd scored 52 winners for 33 unforced errors, breaking Tennis Khachanov. The Russian took advantage of some setbacks in the Norwegian’s match to close out the third set and try to have some hope of a comeback, but the Norwegian reacted authoritatively in the fourth set to repeat what he did at Roland Garros, where he only lost to Nadal in the final.

He has now ensured that he will leave New York in one of the top two spots in the ATP rankings and prove that those who looked at him wisely at the start of the tournament were very wrong.

Khachanov vs. Sea Road Nor

slammed us open

K. Khachanov [27]

6

2

7

2

Jim Rod [5]

7

6

5

6

Winner: Sea Road

Khachanov – Sea Road
15 to the 10
3 double faults 1
84/124 (68%) first service % at 69/108 (64%)
57/84 (68%) Earn % on first service 57/69 (83%)
19/40 (48%) gain % on second service 23/39 (59%)
17/31 (55%) net points won 20/23 (87%)
3/5 (60%) break points won 6/13 (46%)
28/108 (26%) points received 48/124 (39%)
43 winners 53
41 Unimplemented Errors 34
104 total points won by 128
11,875.9 ft Covered distance 13,518.8 ft
51.2 feet covered distance/PT. 58.3 ft

GLI HL DI RUUD-KHACHANOV