The second seed, who dropped only one set en path to the title, performed with explosive energy towards Ruud, placing the ball cleanly off each wings all through the one-hour, 33-minute conflict. The 25-year-old received 80 per cent (36/45) of his first-serve factors, elevating his arms in delight after sealing victory on his first match level.
Together with his 18th tour-level clay-court win of the season, Rublev improved to 5-2 in his Lexus ATP Head2Head collection towards Ruud. Rublev has now received all 4 of the pair’s conferences on clay courts.
The 25-year-old Rublev is up three spots to fourth within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Race To Turin following his title run. He’s aiming to make his fourth look on the Nitto ATP Finals on the finish of the season.
Earlier this yr Rublev clinched the largest trophy of his profession when he triumphed on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Monte-Carlo.
Ruud was chasing his eleventh tour-level trophy and second in Bastad, having received the title in 2021.