In response to reaching his second Grand Slam final at the US Open, Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud acknowledges that beating Karen Khachanov in a close opening set helped him “cool his jitters” and eventually go to the US Open final. At Flushing Meadows on Friday, fifth-seeded Ruud defeated Khachanov 7-6 (5) 6-2 5-7 6-2 to go to his second Grand Slam final.

According to the ATP website, Ruud commented after the match, “This match today was another tremendous match from my side.” “There were a couple breaks back and forth at first, I suppose we were both a little nervous. But you must remember that this match is likely the most important in both of our careers.

Naturally, there would certainly be some nervousness, but fortunately, I won the first set, which helped to ease my anxiety a little. In the second, I played outstandingly, and Karen improved in the third. Like every five-setter, there was back and forth, but I am just very happy.

After Roland Garros, I was overjoyed, but I was also realistic enough to realize that it might have been my only Grand Slam final ever. Even if it is difficult, I have returned a few [of] months later.

how in four sets Ruud overcame Khachanov

In the second game of the match, Ruud gained the first break of the contest, but his advantage was only temporary because he was broken again in the third game. Khachanov broke Ruud in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead after recovering an early break.

However, Ruud broke back in the ninth game, cutting Khachanov’s lead even further, and the set eventually entered a tie-break. Ruud took a 6-3 lead in the tie-break before saving his third set point. Ruud broke Khachanov in the second set to take a two-set lead after winning a close first set.

When Ruud was serving to remain in the third set and was behind by two sets, Khachanov broke him in the game. Ruud, however, was unaffected by his third-set defeat since he broke Khachanov twice in the fourth set to secure a four-set victory. In the US Open final, Carlos Alcaraz will face Ruud.