The final against Nadal was not the first new experience for Ruud this fortnight in Paris. He had never previously been past the fourth round at a Grand Slam.

A dominant championship match performance sealed Rafael Nadal’s record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title at Roland Garros against eighth seed Casper Ruud, who has played in Kungens Kanna ten years ago.

On the road to the final, Ruud defeated Holger Rune.

Ruud became the first Norwegian man to reach a Grand Slam final. His run bumps the Norwegian to a career-high No. 6 in the ATP Rankings.