French Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked out by Danish teenager Holger Rune | Tennis News

Danish teenager Holger Rune beat last year’s French runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach his first major quarter-final on his Roland Garros debut; Rune, ranked 40th, will face Norwegian Casper Ruud for a place in the semi-finals

Last update: 30/05/22 16:58

Denmark’s Holger Rune surprised Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the Roland-Garros quarter-finals

Last year’s runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas saw his French Open hopes ended in four sets by Danish teenager Holger Rune on Monday.

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

“I feel amazing. I was so nervous at the end,” Rune beamed. “I was very nervous. I told myself to go ahead and play my plan. I mean it’s so great to still be here.

“Part of the tactic was to play as aggressively as possible, when he has shorter balls he attacks them. I really liked playing the drop shots and it worked pretty well, so I’m happy.”

Rune, who had never won a Grand Slam match before arriving in Paris, will face Norway’s eighth seed Casper Ruud in the last eight.

Ruud reaches his first major quarter-final in Paris

Ruud reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final by beating Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-2 6-3 3-6 6-3.

“It feels good, that was one of my goals this year. I feel more experienced playing the best of five sets,” said Ruud, the first Norwegian in the last eight at Roland Garros.

“Hubert has improved a lot on clay, he has become a dangerous player on all surfaces; he has a dangerous serve but I did well to return it today.”

Ruud has been one of the most consistent players on clay in recent years, claiming seven of his eight clay court titles.

After third-round appearances in 2019, 2020 and 2021 at Roland Garros, he is now starting to show his true potential.

Don’t forget to follow us on, our Twitter account @skysportstennis & Sky Sports – on the go! Available for download now on – iPhone & iPad and Android

Sky Sports

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button