Teenager Rune Eliminates Tsitsipas And Takes Fourth Place In France

Paris (AP) — Teenager Holger Rune knocked out the 2021 French Open runner-up and the current 4th seed runner-up in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday. His winning streak of 20 wins extends his series of consecutive wins to 32.

In the French Open debut, 19-year-old Dane defeated Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Court Philippe-Chatrie.


The world-ranked 40 runes haven’t won a Grand Slam match until last week and arrived in France 0-2 in their last appearance in four major tennis tournaments.

Tsitsipas is the first member of the top eight seeds to be excluded from the men’s draw.

Dane is now joining the sixth-seeded Spaniard Carlos Alcalas, making it the first grand slam tournament for two teenagers in the men’s quarterfinals since Hendrick Creekman and Andrei Medvedev at the 1994 French Open. I did.

Rune struggled to secure a victory over Tsitsipas after leading 5-2 in the fourth set. Teens lost 9 points in a row and the lead was cut to 5-4. After that, he needed to save three breakpoints before he could win the biggest win of his career.

Rune will face Casper Ruud, who defeated Hubert Hurkacz 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 and made it to the Grand Slam quarterfinals for the first time in his career.

The first Norwegian to reach the top eight rounds at the French Open is the eighth seeded Ludo.

At another meeting, Andrey Rublev won his second berth in the French Quarter three years after his fourth-round opponent, 11-seed Jannik Sinner, dropped out due to a left foot problem.

By the time the sinner left the court with obvious signs of pain, the seventh seed was leading 1-6, 6-4, 2-0. Rublev dropped the set on his way to his fifth career, the Grand Slam quarter-final berth, in each match at the French Open this year.

In that phase, the 24-year-old Russian will face Croatia’s Marin Cilic, who eliminated current US Open champion Daniil Medvedev in the evening match.

Cilic, who won the same American tournament in 2014, knocked out Russia’s Medvejev with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory in the Court Philippe-Chatrie match.

Medvejev was 0-4 at the French Open until he reached the quarterfinals at the Paris tournament a year ago.

On the women’s side, the world’s top racket Swiatek overcomes the unusual and unstable stretch coming from behind and defeats 19-year-old Chinese Chung Xinwen 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 in the fourth round. I did.

2020 French Open Champion Sweatek took a 3-0 5-2 lead in the first set, but was unable to clinch it, wasting a total of five set points. In the tiebreaker, Swiatek added 5 straight points to lead 5-2, while Zheng, ranked 74th in the world, responded with the next 5 points.

It was the first set of loans for a 20 year old Paul since April 23rd. Her rival in the quarterfinals is Jessica Pegra, who was seeded in 11th place. The Americans defeated Romania’s Irina-Camelia Beg 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Daria Kasatkina beat Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 in the French Open quarterfinals, rivaling her best performance in the majors.

Kasatkina, seeded in 20th place, saved a break point when playing in the match and secured it with a series of unforced errors from Georges.

The 25-year-old Russian will face his compatriot Veronika Kudermetova in the next round.

Kudermetova made his first appearance in the Grand Slam tournament quarterfinals, beating the American Madison Keys 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.


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