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French Open 2022: Holger Rune Stuns Stefanos Tsitsipas To Enter Maiden Grand Slam Quarter-final

The 19-year-old Danish player Holger Rune will face number 8 seed Casper Ruud of Norway for a semifinal berth at French Open 2022.

Holger Rune celebrates winning his fourth round match against Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open 2022
Holger Rune celebrates winning his fourth round match against Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open 2022 on May 30. AP

Danish teenager Holger Rune has eliminated 2021 French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach his first major quarterfinal in his Roland Garros debut. (More Tennis News)

The 40th-ranked Rune beat fourth-seeded Tsitsipas 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday.

Tsitsipas is the first member of the top eight seeds to leave the men’s bracket.

Rune never had won a Grand Slam match until last week, going 0-2 in previous appearances at the sport’s top four events.

But the hard-hitting 19-year-old now joins sixth-seeded Carlos Alcaraz to make this the first Slam tournament with two teenagers in the men’s quarterfinals since Hendrik Dreekmann and Andrei Medvedev at the 1994 French Open.

Rune had a bit of trouble closing things out against Tsitsipas after going up 5-2 in the fourth set. Rune dropped nine points in a row and his lead narrowed to 5-4. Then he needed to save three break points before serving out the biggest victory of his career.

Rune will play No. 8 seed Casper Ruud of Norway for a semifinal berth.

Casper Ruud Enters Maiden Grand Slam Quarter-final

Casper Ruud has reached the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of his career by beating Hubert Hurkacz 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at Roland Garros.

The eighth-seeded Ruud is the first man from Norway to get to the round of eight at the French Open.

Ruud will face the winner of the fourth-round match between 2021 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas and Holger Rune, a 19-year-old from Denmark.

The 12th-seeded Hurkacz was a semifinalist at Wimbledon last year. He had lost in the first round of the French Open in three consecutive appearances.

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