’20-year-old divinity’ Rune, Djokovic won again… “I’m very proud to win against a great player”

 Holger Rune (20, Denmark, 7th in the world rankings), who is evaluated as a promising player to lead the future of men’s professional tennis (ATP), once again ‘flawless’ Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia, 1 in the world rankings).

Rune beat Djokovic 2-1 (6-2 4-6 6-2) in the quarterfinals of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 Series Italy Rome Open held in Rome, Italy on the 17th (Korean time)메이저놀이터.

Rune was named ATP Tour Rookie of the Year last year. In particular, in the Paris Masters final held in November, he defeated Djokovic 2-1 (3-6 6-3 7-5) and emerged as a ‘divine’.

Rune, who reunited with Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Rome Open, caught another ‘big fish’.

Rune, who won the first set 6-2, struggled against Djokovic’s counterattack in the second set. After the game was temporarily suspended due to rain, he regained his concentration and took the third set to confirm his advance to the semifinals.

Rune recorded 2 wins and 1 loss against Djokovic.

After the match, Rune was thrilled, saying, “This is a very big win for me.” He continued, “I beat him last year in Paris as well, but playing Djokovic is a big challenge for me.”

“Djokovic is one of the greatest players ever. I know I have to give my best and I did it today. I am proud of myself and I enjoyed every minute of the game,” he said.

Rune, who revealed that he was greatly influenced by Djokovic, showed his respect, saying, “Novak (Djokovic) has made great achievements. I am his big fan and a great inspiration. I wish him only good things.”

Rune competes with Casper Ruud (24, Norway, world No. 4), who finished runner-up at the French Open and US Open last year, to advance to the final.

In terms of their opponents, Ruud has an overwhelming advantage with 4 wins and no losses.

Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW broadcast live satellites of major matches of the ATP Tour Italy Rome Open. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.

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