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US Open 2022: Casper Ruud Beats Corentin Moutet to Reach Quarter-finals

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Last Updated: September 05, 2022, 16:36 IST

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Casper Ruud, of Norway, celebrates after defeating Corentin Moutet, of France, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Casper Ruud, of Norway, celebrates after defeating Corentin Moutet, of France, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian man to reach the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 victory over French lucky loser Corentin Moutet

Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian man to reach the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 victory over French lucky loser Corentin Moutet.

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The 23-year-old Ruud, seeded fifth, will face Italy’s Matteo Berrettini for a place in the semi-finals.

Moutet, the world number 112, had lost in qualifying before injury pull-outs opened up a slot in the main draw.

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However, having knocked out 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka and 2021 quarter-finalist Botic de Zandschulp on his way to a maiden fourth-round appearance at the majors, Moutet ran out of steam despite a gritty third-set performance.

Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time, Ruud fired 43 winners past his opponent as he made the last 16 of a Slam for the third time in 2022.

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first published:September 05, 2022, 16:36 IST
last updated:September 05, 2022, 16:36 IST