Christian Ruud

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Christian Ruud
Country (sports)  Norway
Residence Oslo, Norway
Born (1972-08-24) 24 August 1972 (age 44)
Oslo, Norway
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,399,813
Singles
Career record 115–143
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 39 (9 October 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1997)
French Open 3R (1995, 1999)
Wimbledon 1R (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000)
US Open 2R (1997, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 5–10
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 264 (16 August 1993)

Christian Ruud (born 24 August 1972) is a Norwegian former tennis player who turned professional in 1991. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 39 in October 1995, reaching the fourth round of the 1997 Australian Open and the quarterfinals of 1997 Monte Carlo Masters. He is the highest ranked Norwegian male player ever on the ATP tour to date.

Ruud was born in Oslo, and represented Norway at three consecutive Olympic Games, reaching the third round in Atlanta in 1996.

Ruud won twelve titles on the Challenger Series but reached only one ATP World Tour final, losing the 1995 Swedish Open in Båstad to Fernando Meligeni in straight sets.

Personal life[edit]

Ruud is married to Lele Ruud, and is the father of tennis player Casper Ruud.

ATP singles titles (12)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (12)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1993 Tampere Clay Belgium Xavier Daufresne 6–4, 6–3
2. 1993 Montauban Clay Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 6–7, 6–4, 7–6
3. 1994 Oostende Clay Belgium Johan Van Herck 2–6, 6–4, 6–1
4. 1994 Lima Clay Argentina Hernán Gumy 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
5. 1994 Glendale Hard United States Michael Joyce 6–1, 6–3
6. 1994 Naples Clay United States Brian Dunn 6–1, 6–0
7. 1995 Furth Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 7–6, 6–4
8. 1996 Agadir Clay Germany Oliver Gross 2–6, 6–3, 7–5
9. 1998 Birmingham Clay Belgium Johan Van Herck 2–6, 6–1, 6–1
10. 1998 Furth Clay Norway Jan Frode Andersen 6–4, 7–5
11. 1998 Poznań Clay Argentina Martín Rodríguez 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
12. 1998 Rancho Mirage Hard United States Cecil Mamiit 6–7, 6–3, 6–2

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