DECRYPTAGE – The Norwegian and the Pole invite their country for the first time to the table of the prestigious “Masters Tournament”.
After Tokyo, Paris, Barcelona, Boston, Melbourne, Stockholm, New York, Shanghai or London, Turin will host the Masters from November 14 to 21. The end of year banquet (before the Davis Cup finals, from November 25 to December 5).
Next to the subscriber Novak Djokovic (14 participation), and regulars: Alexander Zverev (5), Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas (3), the Norwegian Casper Ruud (22 years; 8 worldwide) and the Pole Hubert Hurkacz (24 years; 9) embody the novelty of the Masters.
Casper Ruud, a family affair
His father Christian (professional from 1991 to 2001) shared training sessions with Roger Federer and has long been the benchmark of Norwegian tennis (he was 39e world in 1995), until the ascension of his son Casper, of which he is the trainer. Casper Ruud this year registered as the first Norwegian to win an ATP title (in Geneva). 2021, a prosperous year. He is among the players who have won the most matches (53, just ahead of Tsitsipas and Zverev 55) and the most