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Ruud secures third straight ATP Tour title

Ruud secures third straight ATP Tour title

Casper Ruud has turn into the first player since Andy Murray in 2011 to resolve three ATP Tour titles in three successive weeks.

The Norwegian beat Pedro Martinez 6-1 4-6 6-3 to want the Generali Originate title in Kitzbuhel, which followed wins in Bastad and Gstaad as he dominates the gradual-summer time clay-court docket season.

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It is miles a decade since Murray won in Beijing, Tokyo and Shanghai in consecutive weeks, with Ruud following swimsuit in Europe this month.

Within the united states laborious-court docket swing, Brandon Nakashima is through to his 2nd successive final after making it to the showpiece of the Atlanta Originate.

The American changed into once overwhelmed by Briton Cameron Norrie in final week’s final in Los Cabos and booked one other keep by beating Emil Ruusuvuori 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Nakashima will face John Isner, who defeated compatriot Taylor Fritz 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-3 within the bogus semi-final, with a destroy within the 2nd sport of the third situation proving the adaptation.

The massive-serving Isner changed into once inquisitive about one other tricky three-setter a day earlier in opposition to heroic Australian Chris O’Connell, a hit 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (7-3) 6-4.

The Atlanta Originate is proving to be a a hit match for Australia with Jordan Thompson teaming up with American Steve Johnson to effect the final of the men’s doubles competition.

They beat the all Australian pairing of Matt Reid and Alexei Popyrin 4-6 6-3 10-8 within the semi-final and now play Reilly Opelka and Jannik Sinner within the final.

Thompson and O’Connell moreover loved impressive runs within the singles competition, bowing out within the final eight to eventual finallists Nakashima and Isner respectively.

Ruud secures third straight ATP Tour title