Casper Ruud Claims Argentina Open for First ATP Crown
— Gabriela Sabatini (@sabatinigabyok) February 17, 2020
(February 16, 2020) Eighth seed Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian ATP Tour singles champion, defeating lucky loser Pedro Sousa 6-1, 6-4 to win the Argentina Open title in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
The 21-year-old won in one hour and 11 minutes. On Monday, Ruud will climb to a career-best No. 34 in the ATP Rankings, surpassing his father, former World No. 39 Christian Ruud (1995), as Norway’s highest-ranked player.
“I feel a great sensation now. It is what all players look for and dream of. I am very happy with my career, although I know that I am still young,” Ruud said. “Buenos Aires will always be a special place for me, this is my first title.”
Singles – Final
 C. Ruud (NOR) d [LL] P. Sousa (POR) 61 64
Doubles – Final
 M. Granollers (ESP) / H. Zeballos (ARG) d G. Duran (ARG) / J. Londero (ARG) 64 57 18-16 – saved 3 m.p.