The victory against Holger Rune means that Casper Ruud has already obtained several millions.
Father and trainer Christian Ruud’s verdict is clear after yesterday’s triumph:
– Mentally one of the best matches for Casper, writes Ruud to VG.
The Norwegian can applaud for the success on the pitch, but also for his wallet. For Ruud, several million crowns have already been obtained before he plays the semi-final against Alexander Zverev.
The 1.83 meter Norwegian has already collected 630,000 euros by reaching the semi-finals of Roland-Garros. This corresponds to a measly NOK 7.5 million.
The organizer provides information about his websites that they have increased the prize money for this year’s edition of Roland-Garros. On average, they increased by nine percent.
If Ruud makes it to the final of the biggest clay-court tournament of the season, the tennis ace will be guaranteed 1,150,000 euros. This corresponds to approximately NOK 13.5 million.
The winner of the French Open wins 2,300,000 euros, or 27 million Norwegian kroner at the current krone exchange rate.
How much does Ruud earn?
Casper Ruud’s great accomplishments on the tennis court mean that he earns far more than what his father, and now coach, Christian Ruud managed.
Father Christian was at his best number 39 in the world, while son Casper was ranked number two last year.
Throughout his career, Christian has earned $1.3 million from singles and doubles tennis. This corresponds to NOK 15.4 million.
By comparison, Casper earned over $1.1 million (12.2 million Norwegian kroner) this season alone. Throughout his short tennis career, the Snarøya player has earned well over $14 million, or just over 156 million Norwegian kroner.
First victory against the top 10
At the same time that Ruud took the biggest victory of the season, both sportingly and financially, he also broke through an important barrier.
The victory over Holger Rune was the first victory over a top 10 player in a Grand Slam tournament.
Prior to the wins over the Dane, Ruud had lost all six matches against the top 10 Grand Slam opponents. Three of them were at Roland Garros.
- Casper Ruud meets Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals. It plays Friday, and can be seen on MAX and Discovery+
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