Casper Ruud accepted Rafael Nadal’s invitation to accompany him during an exhibition tour in South America, which will take place in November. Nadal and Ruud announced the exhibition on Instagram, where they had a conversation in Spanish.
“Very excited to join @rafaelnadal on his exhibition tour through South America in November, starting in Buenos Aires on November 23rd!” Ruud captioned the conversation.
With this invitation, Nadal gave Ruud the opportunity to get revenge after Rafael beat him in the French Open final.
In early June, Ruud suffered a straight-set defeat to Nadal in the Roland Garros final. Ruud, 23, made his second Grand Slam final at the US Open. Unfortunately for Ruud, he once again fell short of winning a Grand Slam title as Carlos Alcaraz handed him a four-set defeat in the final at Flushing Meadows.
Even though Ruud didn’t win his first Grand Slam title, he was proud of the run he put up at Flushing Meadows. “I’m proud of the match and the two weeks. I gave it my all. I left it all out on the court. Played some phenomenal tennis throughout the two weeks, probably my best tennis ever on this surface”.
Rafael Nadal congratulated Ruud for his US Open run
Casper Ruud was touched to see Rafael Nadal call out to him and congratulate him on his performance at the US Open. At the US Open, Ruud, 23, reached his second Grand Slam final.
Unfortunately for Ruud, he was defeated in the final of the Flushing Meadows Grand Slam by Carlos Alcaraz, who eliminated him in four sets. “Congratulations @carlosalcaraz for your first Grand Slam and for number 1, which is the culmination of your first great season, which I am sure will be many more!
Great effort @CasperRuud98! very proud of you! Tough luck today but amazing tournament and season! Keep going!” Nadal tweeted. “Thank you Rafa! See you soon,” Ruud responded to Nadal’s message.