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Eighteen-year-old earns Monte Carlo rematch towards Ruud
Over the weekend Holger Rune did double-duty, finishing his title run on the Sanremo Challenger whereas qualifying for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters lower than an hour’s drive away. The arrogance is exhibiting within the #NextGenATP Dane’s play.
Rune defeated Aslan Karatsev 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-3 after two hours and 33 minutes on Tuesday to succeed in the second spherical of the ATP Masters 1000 occasion.
“Eight strong matches in eight days and now we proceed to [the] second spherical of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters,” Rune wrote on Instagram.
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The World No. 79, who gained 12 spots within the ATP Rankings following his ATP Challenger Tour victory final week, saved seven of the ten break factors he confronted towards Karatsev. He’ll subsequent face fourth seed Casper Ruud, with the winner to face former World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov, who rallied previous Serbian Dusan Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday.
One 12 months in the past, Ruud defeated Rune 6-2, 6-1 in Monte Carlo. However Rune has a chance to earn his revenge towards the Norwegian and declare his first Prime 10 win.
The 18-year-old Rune is considered one of two teenagers contained in the world’s Prime 100, with the opposite being current Miami Open introduced by Itau champion Carlos Alcaraz. Each competed in final 12 months’s Intesa Sanpaolo Subsequent Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
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