According to Casper Ruud, he exceeded his expectations during the 2022 ATP Tour season. The 23-year-old Norwegian, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the Nitto ATP Finals championship match on Sunday, will end the year ranked third in the world according to the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
His high standing is due to his three tour-level victories this year and four additional final appearances at some of the biggest tournaments on the calendar, including Miami, Turin, the US Open, and Roland Garros.
Ruud has increased the bar for 2023 by achieving his objectives for this season, which had included making it to his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal. He already has his eyes set on the Australian Open, where he has no points to defend in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, as his next big chance.