In front of a large audience on the center court, Nordea Opens’s reigning champion, Casper Ruud, was defeated by the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo. An even match ended 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to the Argentine who decided by breaking Ruud’s serve in the last game.
This was the tournament’s biggest upset so far and also the first time that Cerundolo beats a top ten player. The loss means that Casper Ruud does not have the opportunity to defend his title and also means that we will have a new champion in Båstad.
For Cerundolo, the quarter-finals awaits playing either Hugo Gaston or Aslan Karatsev.