Tennis: a Holger Rune-Daniil Medvedev final at the Masters 1000 in Rome, a week before Roland-Garros

He beat the odds. At the end of an indecisive meeting, the Dane Holger Rune completely reversed the course of the game to eliminate the Norwegian Casper Ruud, during the semi-final of the Masters 1000 in Rome, Saturday May 20, in three sets (6-7 [ 2-7], 6-4, 6-2). A victory that allows him to qualify for the first time in his career in the final of the Masters 1000 in Rome, the second this year after Monte-Carlo.

If Casper Ruud, world number 4, dominated the first part of the match, not conceding any break point until 4-2 in the second set, the Norwegian was totally out of order afterwards.

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Holger Rune, who never stopped taking risks, flirting with the lines, thus scored five consecutive games in order to definitively take the lead over his opponent, disgusting him with very well hit drop shots and full line bullets. Led by one set, the 20-year-old Dane has even won 10 of the last 12 games to overthrow Casper Ruud and thus qualify for the eighth final of his career and the third final in Masters 1000.

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