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Casper Ruud Causes Miami Open Upset Knocking Out Alexander Zverev

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Norway’s Casper Ruud shocked second seed Alexander Zverev with a surprise win to knock the German out of the Miami Open.

Ruud won 6-3 1-6 6-1 to book his place in the semi-finals.

“It feels good and it means a lot,” said the Norwegian. “This is my first semi-final in a Masters 1000 on hard courts, so that’s a good feeling. I’m very happy to do it here in Miami.”

Ruud continues: “I’ve felt good for the couple weeks I’ve been here practising and the matches have felt very good.”

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The 23-year-old said today’s match against Zverev was the “toughest challenge yet” of the tournament.

“I hope that I can take what I’ve learned from my three previous semi-finals and bring it into Friday’s match,” added Ruud.

Ruud will now face Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo in the last four.

Both players are looking to earn a place in their first Masters 1000 final.

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