Us Open, Ruud talks about the importance of the daddy-coach

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Ruud talks about his relationship with his dad, as well as his coach

Interviewed in the Eurosport studios, Casper Ruud stressed the importance of being coached by his dad: “I know a coach does a lot for you and helps you a lot, but when he is also the father, you feel like he takes care of you, because a father takes care of those extra things because he is your family. So I felt very good with my father close, and I saw that he was doing everything he could to make me play well, and I felt comfortable.”

The Norwegian tennis player, who will play in the Us Open semifinals with Karen Kachanov, Nick Kyrgios’ executioner, then commented on his leap forward in Grand Slam tournament matches: “In Paris something clicked and I feel that this year I understood better how to play five sets, knowing that it is very different from playing best of three sets, and that often matches become much longer and with many ups and downs. Also, sometimes you realize or know that sometimes you can let go of a set to save energy for the rest of the sets. So I think that, yes, I have matured and learned to play five sets better than last year.”

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