Ruud to face Nadal in French Open final

Becomes the first Norwegian man to reach a Grand Slam final



Norway's Casper Ruud during the semifinal against Croatia's Marin Cilic on Friday. — AFP
Norway's Casper Ruud during the semifinal against Croatia's Marin Cilic on Friday. — AFP

By AFP

Published: Sat 4 Jun 2022, 12:27 AM

Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian man to reach a Grand Slam final on Friday when he set-up a French Open title clash with 13-time champion Rafael Nadal.

World No.8 Ruud defeated Croatia's Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in a semifinal which was held up when a protester ran onto the court and tied herself by the neck to the net.

She wore a shirt which bore the slogan: "We have 1028 days left" before being eventually cut free by security staff.

The match resumed after a 15-minute delay.


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