Casper Ruud has been introduced because the winner of the 2022 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. The winner of this specific award is chosen by fellow gamers on the ATP Tour.
The 23-year-old Norwegian reached the summit clashes of French Open, US Open and ATP Finals this 12 months. He additionally gained titles in Buenos Aires, Geneva and Gstaad whereas ending runner-up at Miami. Ruud, who reached a career-high rating of World No. 2, completed the 12 months as World No. 3.
According to atptour.com, “The award recognises the Norwegian’s fair play, professionalism and integrity on and off the court.”
“A big thanks to everyone who voted for me for this year’s ATP Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award,” mentioned Ruud. “I feel very, very honoured and happy to win this prize this year. I will try to keep my mood in the right place for next year. Can’t wait to be back on court.”
It is the primary time since 2004 that the award has not been gained by both Roger Federer (13-time winner) or Rafael Nadal (five-time winner together with final 4 years). Ruud can also be the award’s first Scandinavian winner since Sweden’s Edberg who gained it for a fifth time in 1995. The following 12 months, the award was renamed to honour him.