Casper Ruud warmed up for Roland Garros by winning the Geneva Open title.

In a battle between two 22-year-old rising stars, Ruud defeated Denis Shapovalov, 7-6 (6), 6-4, to earn his second career title. The victory improved his strong 2021 season to a 20-6 winning record. It was a fairly solid performance on Sunday, denying break-point chances for the Canadian.


So far, Ruud has not lost in an ATP final, all at clay-court events. The other time he won a title was at the 2020 Buenos Aires. With another trophy under his belt, the Norwegian is looking forward to this year's clay-court major.

“I’m looking forward to Paris, I hope I can be in the second week,” said Ruud, who reached the third round last year.

The main draw begins on Sunday.