US Open final 2022: Head-to-Head With Carlos Alcaraz vs Casper Ruud
Ruud prevailed 7-6 6-2 5-7 6-2 as he aims to win his first Grand Slam title and surge to the summit of the ATP rankings,
Just months after falling to the superior Rafael Nadal in the final at Roland Garros.
The fifth seed's ever-effective cross-court forehand caused Khachanov all sorts of problems throughout their semi-final,
He didn't let a slight blip in the third set affect him, recovering strongly to win five games on the bounce in the fourth and final set.
Although he admitted that his nerves got the better of him in the early stages, four breaks came in the opening set.
A place in the ATP Finals will also await the 23-year-old if he lands the prestigious honor this weekend - where he will join Nadal.
His upcoming opponent is Alcaraz - but the man, four years his junior, is not to be taken lightly.
The pair have only gone up against each other on two occasions in the past, with one of their clashes coming in the final of the 2022 Miami Open.
As far as records are concerned, the teenage sensation has managed to maintain a successful streak against Rudd, defeating him in straight sets on both occasions.
Moreover, She is the first teenage US Open finalist since Pete Sampras in 1990.
It is worth noting that both Nadal and Sampras went on to claim their respective titles hanging in the balance.