Casper Ruud predicts the finalists for the 2022 FIFA World Cup


Current world No. 3 Casper Ruud made his prediction of the finalists for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Norwegian athlete had a great season, winning 3 titles and finishing runner-up in two Grand Slams. He also finished runner-up at the ATP Finals.

2JA07NC Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 26, 2022 Norway’s Casper Ruud celebrates after winning his second round match against Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The 2022 US Open finalist recently went on an exhibition tour with Rafael Nadal and played across six South American countries. Casper Ruud played Nadal in five matches and managed to win one of them while losing four. He wouldn’t be too perturbed though and hope to iron out the kinks prior to the new season.

The 23-year-old is an avid football fan and is watching the action at the FIFA World Cup with keen eyes. He was also seen showing some intricate football skills alongside Nadal while on the exhibition tour. Ruud took to Twitter and named his picks for the finals of the biggest showdown in football. He predicted a Portugal versus Argentina final.

“Portugal vs Argentina for the final🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻”

When did Casper Ruud make his ATP debut?

Casper Ruud has had an impressive career so far since turning pro in 2015. He has bagged 9 singles titles so far in his career.

Casper Ruud (Image Credit: Relevant Tennis – Twitter)

In February, he played his first Futures final, which he ended up winning against Carlos Taberner in Paguera, Spain.

The junior No. 1 played his first-ever ATP Challenger tournament in September 2016 at Copa Seville and won the title by defeating Taro Daniel in the final.

Ruud’s first ATP 250 assignment was the 2016 Chengdu Open. Serbian tennis player, Viktor Troicki ousted him in the first round.

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