Christian Ruud


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 the 1997 Monte Carlo Masters. He is the highest ranked Norwegian male player ever on the ATP Tour to date.

Christian Ruud
Country (sports) Norway
ResidenceOslo, Norway
Born (1972-08-24) 24 August 1972 (age 47)
Oslo, Norway
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,399,813
Singles
Career record115–143
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 39 (9 October 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1997)
French Open3R (1995, 1999)
Wimbledon1R (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000)
US Open2R (1997, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record5–10
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 264 (16 August 1993)

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 Tour final, losing the 1995 Swedish Open in Båstad to Fernando Meligeni in straight sets.

Personal life

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

ATP singles titles (12)

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 Xavier Daufresne 6–4, 6–3
2. 1993 Montauban Clay Younes El Aynaoui 6–7, 6–4, 7–6
3. 1994 Oostende Clay Johan Van Herck 2–6, 6–4, 6–1
4. 1994 Lima Clay Hernán Gumy 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
5. 1994 Glendale Hard Michael Joyce 6–1, 6–3
6. 1994 Naples Clay Brian Dunn 6–1, 6–0
7. 1995 Furth Clay Magnus Gustafsson 7–6, 6–4
8. 1996 Agadir Clay Oliver Gross 2–6, 6–3, 7–5
9. 1998 Birmingham Clay Johan Van Herck 2–6, 6–1, 6–1
10. 1998 Furth Clay Jan Frode Andersen 6–4, 7–5
11. 1998 Poznań Clay Martín Rodríguez 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
12. 1998 Rancho Mirage Hard Cecil Mamiit 6–7, 6–3, 6–2