- Casper Ruud is a professional tennis player from Norway who competes in the ATP Tour
- His breakthrough year was 2022 as he reached the finals of two Grand Slams – the French Open and US Open
- He is the highest-ever ranked Norwegian player in tennis history, at No 2. having achieved the feat on 12 November 2022
For biography starters, Casper Ruud is a professional tennis player from Norway who competes in the ATP Tour.
The son of former tennis player Christian Ruud, Casper is the highest-ever ranked Norwegian player in tennis history, at No 2. He achieved the feat on 12 November 2022.
The 24-year-old is also the first Norwegian man to to win an ATP major singles title, to reach a Masters 1000 Final and to reach major finals. He finished as runner-up at French Open in 2022 before reaching his second Grand Slam final at the US Open that same year.
In a nutshell, we bring you Casper Ruud biography, including his prize money, net worth and FAQs about him.
Casper Ruud Biography
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Casper Ruud began his career in 2016 as the No. 1 Junior player in the world. He would finish the year as the No. 225 ranked player in the ATP world rankings.
In 2018, Ruud qualified for the Australian Open, making him the first Norwegian to play for the coveted trophy in 17 years. The 2018 Australian Open was also his first appearance at a Grand Slam.
Two year later, he won his first ATP title – the Argentina Open. Since then, the Norwegian has been a force to reckon with during tournaments. He went on to win straight six ATP 250 series, leading to an increase in his ranking by the ATP.
Casper Ruud’s breakthrough year was 2022 as he reached the finals of two Grand Slams – the French Open and US Open. At the French Open, he lost to former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal. His performance at the US Open was amazing and he had a shot at the world No. 1 ranking.
Even though he didn’t become world No. 1 after the tournament, he set a record by becoming the first Norwegian to enter the top 20 in the ATP rankings. It was on 12 September 2022 when he reached a new career-defining rank of No. 2. Ruud has won nine ATP Tour singles titles in his career.
Casper Ruud, who turned pro in 2015, has so far earned total career prize money of $9 million. According to Salary Sport, his prize money in 2022 alone was $4.7 million in singles and $12,274 in doubles. In 2021, his prize money was $2 million in singles and $84,037 in doubles.
Net Worth And Endorsements
Casper Ruud has a net worth of $9 million, according to Salary Sport. The Norwegian’s major source of income is professional tennis.
Ruud has endorsement deals with several international companies, including Porsche, Arctic, Yonex, Lundin, Proaktiv, Vasser and Energy. Yonex sponsors his sportswear and accessories.
Casper Ruud currently lives in Oslo, where he has built a beautiful villa. The tennis player has an amazing car collection, which includes a Porsche, an Audi and a Range Rover.
Our Casper Ruud biography would be incomplete without informing you a bit about his personal life. To begin with, Casper is the son of Christian Ruud (father) and Lele Ruud (mother). Christian was popular in the tennis world during the 1990s and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 39.
Casper has two sisters, Caroline and Charlotte. His tennis idol is the legendary Rafael Nadal.
According to source, Casper Ruud is in a relationship with Maria Galligani. The two have been together since 2018 and she is often seen is Casper’s box during matches. Maria is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern Denmark.
How old is Casper Ruud?
Born on 22 December 1998, Casper Ruud is 24 years old.
Was Casper Ruud good as a junior?
Casper Rude was the top-ranked junior in the world in January 2016. He won four junior titles, including three Grade 1 titles in 2015.
Does Casper Ruud have girlfriend?
Yes. The tennis star is in a relationship with Maria Galligani.