Famend for his high-speed hitting, Casper Ruud instantly introduced his free-flowing greatest to the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals. He downed Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight units in his Inexperienced Group opener on Sunday in Turin and can search an analogous end result on Tuesday towards Taylor Fritz.
However with regards to spending time in Italy, how does the Norwegian’s off-court style evaluate to his on-court depth? When requested by ATPTour.com about what he would do if given the selection between attending a Serie A match and watching the historic Italian Grand Prix at Monza, the Norwegian leant in the direction of the extra high-octane expertise.
“Relies upon which match, however Monza can be superior to look at sooner or later,” mentioned the 23-year-old. Ruud would additionally go for a climb up the well-known volcano Mount Vesuvius, which towers 1,281 metres above the Bay of Naples, forward of one other history-filled journey to the Colosseum in Rome.
“The climb can be enjoyable, I believe,” mentioned the nine-time tour-level titlist. “I’ve visited the Colosseum earlier than so it’s a simple alternative.”
Ruud is chasing his maiden title in Italy, the place he reached his fifth ATP Masters 1000 semi-final in Could on the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. But regardless of his fond recollections from that week on the clay of the Italian capital, he’s less-than-sold on one notably famend facet of Italian tradition — espresso.
“Cappuccino,” mentioned Ruud, when requested to decide on between consuming the milky-style drink and an Espresso. “[But] I might simply have the skimmed milk on high with the cream, as a result of I don’t drink espresso.”
As for a visit to the cinema to look at The Godfather or The Italian job, Ruud would stick what he is aware of. “I don’t actually know the Italian Job,” mentioned the Norwegian. “So [I would choose] The Godfather.”
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