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Why does tennis star Casper Ruud love playing a big California tournament? Because it’s a ‘golf paradise’

Why does tennis star Casper Ruud love playing a big California tournament? Because it’s a ‘golf paradise’

INDIAN WELLS, California — For Casper Ruud, the annual trip to the Coachella Valley for the BNP Paribas Open is a sportsman’s dream. He can pursue his profession as a tennis player, but still sneak out on off days to get in a few rounds of golf.

“They call this a tennis paradise, but I think it is a golf paradise, too,” Ruud said after a three-hour marathon victory over Lloyd Harris, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Rather than talk about the match Monday, his ninth win in a row on the ATP Tour including a win last week at San Diego, the 10th-ranked Ruud wanted to talk about a golf milestone.

“I have to brag a bit. I shot the best round of my life,” Ruud said of his trip to the desert this year. “I shot 71 at the Stadium Course at PGA West.”

Before getting too excited by that score, however, Ruud quickly admitted that he has since returned to the Stadium Course and his score wasn’t nearly as good the second time. And after beating his friend and playing partner in the first round, it was the friend who gained revenge in the second round.

Diego Schwartzman of Argentina returns to Casper Ruud of Norway during their round four match of the BNP Paribas Open, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in…

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