Casper Ruud loves a taste of Italy, but avoids coffee! | ATP tour
Renowned for its high-speed strike, Casper Ruud immediately brought its best fluid to the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals. He shot down Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets in their Group Opener for the Greens on Sunday in Turin and will seek a similar result on Tuesday against Taylor Fritz.
But when it comes to spending time in Italy, how does the Norwegian’s taste off the pitch compare to his intensity on the pitch? Asked by ATPTour.com what he would do if given the choice between attending a Serie A game and watching the historic Italian Grand Prix at Monza, the Norwegian leaned towards the more intense experience .
“It depends on the game, but Monza would be great to watch one day,” said the 23-year-old. Ruud would also opt for an ascent of the famous volcano Vesuvius, which rises 1,281 meters above the Bay of Naples, before another history-packed trip to the Colosseum in Rome.
“The climb would be fun, I think,” said the nine-time tour-level track listing. “I’ve been to the Colosseum before so this is an easy choice.”
Ruud is aiming for his first title in Italy, where he reached his fifth ATP Masters 1000 semi-final in May at Internazionali BNL from Italy in Rome. Yet despite his fond memories of this week on the clay in the Italian capital, he is less than sold on one particularly renowned aspect of Italian culture – coffee.
“Cappuccino,” Ruud said, when asked to choose between drinking the milky-style drink and an espresso. “[But] I would just put the skimmed milk on top with the cream, because I don’t drink coffee.
As for a trip to the movies to see The Godfather or The Italian Job, Ruud would stick what he knows. “I don’t really know Italian Job,” said the Norwegian. “So [I would choose] The Godfather.”
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