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Quote of the Day: Casper Ruud drags “wicked” Twitter/X after US Open comeback
Ruud admitted to trolling the trolls on social media after making a winning return to Flushing Meadows on Monday.
Published Aug 28, 2023
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NEW YORK—Tweet/Xeet all about it!
Casper Ruud let loose about the pitfalls of Twitter (now known as X) his most-used social media platform after a four-set US Open victory over Emilio Nava on Monday, admitting his opportunities from engagement come from annoyance as often as amusement.
One of the few top players to frequently mix it up with fans and media personalities, Ruud focused much of his ire on the For You tab, an Elon Musk-era addition that confronted the three-time major finalist with posts from those he hasn’t chosen to follow—and what he actually means when he whips out the emojis in the replies:
Q. I was wondering if I could ask you about your Twitter account. I guess it's called X now. I think people think of you being quite serious but your Twitter presence is light and funny and you engage a lot with fans. What do you make of the tennis Twitter community and how you're able to engage with them the way that you do?
CASPER RUUD: Yeah, it's this new, I guess, feed where you can put, like, I don't follow that many people on Twitter or X, but you can get, like, content that is kind of based for you, in a way, based on who you follow and what you have done in the past.
So I read a bunch of these, like, so-called tennis experts and their opinions, and it's just insane. It annoys me in a way, because it's just -- I feel like if you haven't played professional in the past, most of them have no clue what they are talking about.
Their opinions, for fans, if anyone listens to what I'm saying, I would just not take more than maybe 5% of what so-called tennis experts on Twitter say as good info because it's just not the way it goes.
I could probably reply to many other things, but I just leave it, because it's just interesting to see how people just exaggerate all the time on social media about anything. You go from being the best player in the world to the worst player in the history from one week to another, and it shouldn't be taken serious[ly].
But it's new modern world, I guess. Sometimes I like to interact, because, you know, I feel like sometimes my opinion can matter, but it's more I have to be really annoyed to actually take the time to actually reply to someone (smiling).
But, yeah, it's a wicked place to spend too much time, I think. Because also reading about yourself is not really nice always.
I don't know. I take it with a smile, but sometimes I just, yeah, I guess I can't control myself. It's easy to kind of communicate to other fans or haters, if you want to call them that.
It's worth it sometimes, but it can be dangerous to spend too much time there, that's for sure.
Suffice to say, if you post at (or about) The King, you best not miss.