Novak Djokovic (Serbia), who was aiming for a second consecutive victory at the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) BNL Italy International, collapsed in the quarterfinals. Born in 2003, 20-year-old Holger Rune (Denmark) got caught again.
Djokovic lost 1-2 (2-6 6-4 2-6토토사이트) after a two-hour match against Rune in the men’s singles quarterfinals on the 8th day of the tournament held in Rome, Italy on the 17th (local time).
Rune, who defeated Djokovic in the final of the Paris Masters in November last year and won the championship, recorded a streak of victories against Djokovic in six months, leading the opponent with 2 wins and 1 loss.
Rune, whose strengths are a strong serve and an aggressive return, made Djokovic exhausted by pressing him defensively that day.
“It’s a really big win,” said Rune, who advanced to the semifinals. “Playing against Djokovic is a big challenge. So I knew I had to give my best. I’m very proud of myself and I enjoyed every moment.”
Djokovic also praised Rune.
When asked if he had any advice for Rune, he praised him, saying, “I’ll have to ask Rune for a tip. He beat me twice. Rune is doing really well.”
Regarding Carlos Alcaras (Spain), who will rise to the world number one next week, he said, “A new generation is already here. Alcaras is playing great tennis. It’s good for tennis to see new faces appear.”
Djokovic’s second major of the season, which opens on May 28,