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Dane Holger Rune surprised Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Roland-Garros quarter-finals

Last year’s runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas watched his hopes at the French Open end in four sets at the hands of Danish teenager Holger Rune, while runner-up Daniil Medvedev was surprised. by Marin Cilic during a sensational display of Croatian under the lights.

Fourth seed Tsitsipas was defeated 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 when Rune joined 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

Rune, who had not won a game in a major tournament before arriving in Paris, had to save three break points in a final match of nerves before crossing the line when Tsitsipas got very far.

“I have an amazing feeling. I was very nervous at the end,” Rune said. “I was very nervous. I told myself I would go ahead and play my plan. I mean it’s great to be here.

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

“These guys will want to beat me because they’re obviously hunting. I’m hunting too, but I’m in a different position than they are. I’m also looking forward to beating them. Now that they beat me, I want a rematch.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Rune will face the eighth Norwegian seed Casper Ruud in the last eight.

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

“I feel good, it was one of my goals this year. I feel more experienced playing the best of five sets, ”said Ruud, the first Norwegian in the round of 16 at Roland Garros.

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

Ruud has been one of the most established clay court players in recent years, with seven of his eight clay court titles.

After appearing in the third round in 2019, 2020 and 2021 at Roland Garros, he is now beginning to show his true potential.

Second Medvedev seed crushed

Daniil Medvedev saw his hopes for the French Open shattered by 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic

Daniil Medvedev saw his hopes for the French Open shattered by 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic

U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev saw his hopes dash with veteran Croatian Marin Cilic 6-2 6-3 6-2.

The Russian Medvedev recently returned to action after being dismissed for hernia surgery, but despite his impressive first three games, 20th seed Cilic took him to the clean-up with an impressive performance.

He made no mistake and mastered the process from start to finish to reach the round of 16 on clay in Paris for the third time in his career.

Italian 11th seed Jannik Sinner retires injured in clash with Russia Andrei Rublev after a good start to the match.

The 20-year-old, a candidate in his second quarter-final in Paris after 2020, won the first set 6-1 before receiving treatment in his left knee in the second, which he lost 6-4.

Rublev, the seventh seed, was leading 2-0 in the third when Sinner threw in the towel.

“I felt good or pretty good in the first set and after serving the 2-1 (in the second) I felt something from that moment on,” Sinner said.

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