Holger Rune was delighted after he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas by 6-4, 6-4 to win the Stockholm Open on Sunday. This was the youngster’s second tour-level title as he brought his best to the court. The teenager was on cloud nine after the win and believes he played a perfect match.
The Danish player smashed 20 winners and also saved one break point to secure his win in one hour and 35 minutes. It was a fine effort from the youngster as he kept Tsitsipas on the backfoot.
“It was an unbelievable match from my side,” Rune said in his on-court interview. “I knew it was going to be difficult, but I just tried to stick to the game plan. I had to play my best tennis today and it was good that I could find the level. I am super happy.
“It was very close to perfection. I was making a lot of returns and playing pretty well behind my serve. Stefanos is an amazing player, who always makes it difficult. It was a super fun match to play.”
Rune won a total of 62 points as he was at his best against the Greek.
This win against Tsitsipas must have done Rune a world of good and he will look to continue his good show for the remainder of the season.
In fact, earlier in the season, Rune had bested Alexander Zverev to win his first tour title in Munich and from there on, he has grown in confidence. Rune has shown the skills to go a long way in his career and Patrick Mouratoglou, who recently joined his team, will look to keep getting the best out of him.
The 19-year-old has been ticking the right boxes and he will next take part in Swiss Indoors where he would be up against Australia’s Alex de Minaur in the Round of 32.