Ruud, Garin reach U.S. Men’s Clay Court final
HOUSTON — Trying to become the first Norwegian champion in ATP World Tour history, Casper Ruud beat qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship.
Ruud’s father, Christian, won the River Oaks International exhibition tournament on these grounds in 1996. Christian Ruud was the last player from Norway to make an ATP final, at Bastad, Sweden, in 1995.
Garin also is seeking his first tour title.