Nick Kyrgios and Casper Ruud are definitely not best friends. They played against each other in Rome back in 2019. On that occasion, Nick Kyrgios defaulted after showing rather improper behavior. Curiously, Casper Ruud, after the match, started to shout his happiness for getting to the next round. In the following months, Caspar said that it was not his fault that Nick Kyrgios defaulted because he behaved like an idiot. The Australian player didn’t like the quotes, and a spat followed over Twitter.
You steal points
On Thursday, Casper Ruud could not resist trolling Nick Kyrgios. The Twitter account of the ATP Tour prompted the tennis fans to ask a question to Nick Kyrgios. Knowing that the Australian player is extremely averse to clay-court tournaments, especially after the grass season, Casper Ruud said that his question was: “What’s his favorite clay-court tournament?”
What’s his favorite clay court tournament?
— Casper Ruud (@CasperRuud98) July 29, 2021
Apparently, Nick Kyrgios replied: “Your mum.” Later he deleted the tweet.
When he came to his senses, Kyrgios wrote: “Hahahaha this is classic.@CasperRuud98 you are a good player. But we all know you stealing points through those tournaments haha.”
Stealing points, I love it. Enjoy your 250 event this week with no Top 20 players in the draw, Nick.
Is this a real deleted tweet or was there a jokester online?
Go Casper! pic.twitter.com/qiA373AVOL
— Tennis_Pusher (@Tennis_Pusher) July 29, 2021
Casper Ruud is on and 9 matches winning streak after he won back-to-back the tournament in Bastad, Gstaad, and he is now in the semifinals in Kitzbuhel. There is a substantial lack of top tennis players in these tournaments since many decided to play the Olympic Games.
Avg opponent’s ranking in career ATP finals:
Kyrgios (6 won – 3 lost): #16
Ruud (4 won – 2 lost): #108 https://t.co/1MCCGZYrhX
— enrico maria riva (@enricomariariva) July 29, 2021
Kyrgios in Atlanta, ranking, and results in 2021
Now the world no.58, Kyrgios achieved a compiled 7-3 win-loss record in 2021. Kyrgios is participating in Atlanta where he managed to beat Kevin Anderson 7-64 6-3.
The Australian won 6 titles in his career: 5 on hard courts and 1 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Ruud in Kitzbuhel, ranking, and results in 2021
Ranked no.14 (career-high), the Norwegian has achieved a composed 33-9 win-loss record in 2021. Casper is competing in Kitzbuhel where he toppled Mario Vilella Martinez 7-5 5-7 6-4 and Mikael Ymer 3-6 7-65 6-1.
Casper Ruud will face the world no.91 Arthur Rinderknech in the semifinal on Friday at 4:00 pm on CENTER COURT. They have never played each other up to now on the main tour.
Casper has won 3 titles in 2021 in Geneva, in Bastad and in Gstaad.
Ruud won 4 titles in his career: all of them conquered on hard courts. (See the list of his titles)
Nick Kyrgios and Casper Ruud fought against each other only on 1 occasion. Their actual head to head record is 1-0 for Ruud. When they played, Casper Ruud won 6-3 6-7(5) 2-1 ret. in the 2nd round in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia) in May 2019.