Tsitsipas jumped to a 5-0 lead and completed the primary set in 23 minutes. Ruud battled again within the second, holding serve and protecting tempo along with his opponent’s repeated drop photographs. Tsitsipas lastly broke him with a shot down the road to guide 5-4 and ended the 74-minute match along with his eighth ace.
Ruud, seeded sixth and ranked No. 12, had received his previous 14 matches, with victories at tournaments in Austria, Switzerland and Sweden.