Haaland explains the costume stunt: – I am 196 centimeters tall and have long blonde hair

Father Ruud before the semi-final: – He is ready

Photo: Morten Asbjørnsen/TV 2.

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Casper Ruud – Alexander Zverev 0-0 (5-2):

First series:

The Norwegian begins to serve. Again, he opens well in the first service game. Clear the table and lead 1-0 in the semi-finals.

Best to smash! The Norwegian breaks Zverev like he did against Rune. Again, it’s an incredibly solid opening from the Norwegian, who now leads 2-0.

Then it’s Ruud who is broken in a long and even match. Zverev responds with some elegant jabs. Gets very good power in his backhand in particular, Zverev. 2-1 for Ruud.

There are two tenacious players rolling the ball here. Ruud has been close to breaking the German for a long time. Zverev responds, but then it is the Norwegian who waits and cashes in. 3-1 for Ruud.

What a delicious server! Ruud lands the fifth service game of the game and now leads 4-1.

Speaking of delicious servers. The German is not directly weak there. Hammer into crazy servers and make a blank serve game. 4-2.

Ruud serves for 5-2. On the way to a dream start for the tennis ace from Snarøya!

– He is ready

Friday evening, Casper Ruud plays the semi-finals of Roland Garros. The opponent is the German Alexander Zverev. In the pot, a last match against Novak Djokovic.

At 2:30 p.m., Ruud was on a gravel track near the main Philippe-Chatrier track to settle. Then the Norwegian seemed calm and focused.

– Body and head are good. He is focused and fortunately has some experience after a few years on the circuit. He is ready, Christian Ruud told TV 2 before the semi-final.

Snowboarder Mons Røisland is also in place in Paris. He is there with his girlfriend and received tickets from the Norwegian semi-finalist.

This is actually the first time that Røisland, who he says follows a lot of tennis, has seen Ruud live.

– I’m here to see Casper Ruud win a Grand Slam. I really have faith. We got to know each other better over the years and played golf together. It’s gonna be really cool. It’s an extremely cool match to make my debut, Røisland told TV 2.

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