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Danish teenager Holger Rune upsets final yr’s French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas to achieve his first main quarter-final on his Roland Garros debut; The Fortieth-ranked Rune will play Casper Ruud of Norway for a semi-final berth

Final Up to date: 30/05/22 4:58pm

Denmark's Holger Rune upset Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the French Open quarter-finals

Denmark’s Holger Rune upset Stefanos Tsitsipas to achieve the French Open quarter-finals

Final yr’s finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas noticed his French Open hopes resulted in 4 units by Danish teenager Holger Rune on Monday.

Fourth seed Tsitsipas was overwhelmed 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-4 as Rune joined fellow 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz within the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.

“I’ve an unbelievable feeling. I used to be so nervous in the long run,” stated a beaming Rune. “I used to be very nervous. I advised myself to maintain at it and play my plan. I imply it’s so nice to nonetheless be right here.

“A part of the tactic was to play as aggressive as potential, when he will get shorter balls he assaults them. I actually preferred taking part in the drop photographs and it labored out fairly good so I’m completely satisfied.”

Rune, who had by no means gained a match at Grand Slam earlier than arriving in Paris, will face Norwegian eighth seed Casper Ruud within the final eight.

Ruud reaches maiden main quarter-finals in Paris

Ruud reached his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final when he downed Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-2 6-3 3-6 6-3.

“It feels nice, it was one in all my targets this yr. I really feel extra skilled taking part in finest of 5 units,” stated Ruud, the primary Norwegian within the final eight at Roland Garros.

“Hubert has improved loads on clay, he has grow to be a harmful participant on all surfaces; he has a harmful serve however I did effectively at returning it immediately.”

Ruud has been one of the constant clay-court gamers in recent times, with seven of his eight titles approaching the grime.

After third-round appearances in 2019, 2020 and 2021 at Roland Garros, he’s now starting to point out his true potential.

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