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Rafael Nadal, who sits second in the rankings, said he was happy with a season in which he won the first two Grand Slam titles, in Australia and at Roland Garros.
Top seed Norwegian drops a set to his 111th-ranked opponent before winning the game 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Casper Ruud was recently surrounded by the cream of men's tennis at the Laver Cup in London for Roger Federer's last hurrah.
Davis Cup: Norway take 2-0 lead over India after losses for Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan
Casper Ruud and Viktor Durasovic won their singles rubbers in giving Norway a 2-0 lead over India in the Davis Cup tie being played in Lillehammer.
Carlos Alcaraz defeated Norway's Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 in the final to become the youngest Grand Slam men's champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open.
Casper Ruud said Carlos Alcaraz's formidable combination of speed around the court and flexibility in making shots from improbable positions were reminiscent of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Carlos Alcaraz's compatriot Rafael Nadal led the congratulatory messages for the 19-year-old who won his maiden US Open on Sunday.
The 19-year-old Alcaraz dragged his weary body to a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 victory over Norway's Casper Ruud in the final.
US Open 2022 men’s final: Carlos Alcaraz beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 for his first major title and will climb to World No 1.
US Open Men's Final Preview: Maiden major title, World No 1 on the line as Carlos Alcaraz faces Casper Ruud
Stakes could not be higher at the US Open final: winner of Alcaraz vs Ruud collects his maiden Grand Slam title and becomes World No 1 on Monday
US Open 2022: Casper Ruud defeats Karen Khachanov to enter final, on the brink of becoming world No 1
Casper Ruud and Khachanov, who knocked out Nick Kyrgios in a five-set quarter-final, exchanged a double break each in a scrappy opening set.
With Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev exiting the US Open in the fourth round, the ball is in Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud's court for World No 1 ranking.
US Open 2022: Casper Ruud advances to quarter-finals for first time with win over France's Corentin Moutet
The 23-year-old Ruud, seeded fifth, will face Italy's Matteo Berrettini for a place in the semi-finals.
Kyrgios has now won 15 of his last 16 singles matches, including nine a row, to progress to quarter-finals for the first time in Montreal
It marked a ninth career title for Ruud — four of them coming in Switzerland — and his third of the year following successes in Geneva and Buenos Aires, also on clay.
RafaelNadal passed fellow Spaniard Andres Gimeno as the oldest Roland Garros men’s singles champion in history. Gimeno set the record 50 years ago
"I don't know what can happen in the future, but I'm going to keep fighting to try to keep going," Nadal said after thrashing Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0.
Rafael Nadal won the last 11 games of the final and is now two Slams ahead of rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
The Spaniard’s first triumph in Paris came in 2005 at age 19. No man or woman ever has won the singles trophy at any major event more than his 14 in Paris. And no man has won more Grand Slam titles than Nadal.
French Open 2022 Men's Final: Rafael Nadal triumphed 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 over Casper Ruud to win his 14th Roland Garros title and 22nd major.