Plugged-in Casper Ruud routs a disconnected Andrey Rublev for semifinal win at ATP Finals
The Norwegian dispatched his erratic opponent, 6-2, 6-4, in setting a final Turin showdown with Novak Djokovic Saturday.
The two-time major finalist moved to 2-0 in the Green Group after battling past the American, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6), Tuesday night in Turin.
The No. 6 seed squeaked past the 2020 champion, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 7-6 (7), on Monday in Turin.
The world No. 8 notched his 14th consecutive win Wednesday by squeaking past qualifier Mikael Ymer in 3 hours and 30 minutes.
In 2012, the American was first exposed to the power of automated external defibrillators. A decade later, they are the reason he can share his survival story.
Ahead of his Vienna opener, the American discusses his groundbreaking achievement, steady success with Joe Salisbury and helping pro tennis return to Indianapolis this past summer.
A year after dismissing the Swede at this very event, the No. 8 seed was five points away from being eliminated Tuesday evening.