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Ruud Reaches US Open Final with Four Set Win Over Khachanov

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US Open—Flushing Meadows, New York

Friday’s action at the US Open featured No. 5 seed Casper Ruud reaching his second Major final of 2022 after he defeated No. 27 seed Karen Khachanov 7-6(5), 2-6, 5-7, 6-2.

Needing two hours and 59 minutes to advance, Ruud struck 10 aces, withstood 15 from his opponent, won 64 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on six occasions.

Improving to 2-0 against Khachanov in lifetime meetings, Ruud will next face either No. 3 seed Carlos Alcaraz or No. 22 seed Frances Tiafoe on Sunday. Ruud lost in the French Open finals to Rafael Nadal in four sets.

Tiafoe leads the pair’s head-to-head 1-0.

Elsewhere, Saturday’s schedule of play will feature top seed Iga Swiatek aiming to win her second Major of the season against No. 5 seed Ons Jabeur. Swiatek, the reigning French Open winner, is tied with Jabeur in head-to-head meetings with two wins each.

Semifinal Results:

(5) Casper Ruud Defeats (27) Karen Khachanov 76(5) 62 57 62

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