Sofia Open Tennis: Holger Rune beat Tim van Rijthoven in the first round

Tim van Rijthoven

Denmark’s Holger Rune defeated Tim van Rijthoven 7-6(2), 7-6(6) in a tough first round match at the Sofia Open here on Tuesday. A very tough match was played between Rune and Van Rijthoven.

However, his ability to raise his level in a pair of tie-breaks ultimately proved decisive, ensuring that his first appearance at the ATP 250 indoor hard-court event was a success.

Rune said, “It feels good to win here. I practiced here for a few days, but I’m really enjoying my time. It was a tough first round, you never know who can play amazingly and What are the results? That’s why I am very happy to reach my career-high number 26 in the ATP rankings in August.”

“I didn’t want to go into three sets, which would be Metz champion Lorenzo Sonego or BernabĂ© Zapata Miralles in the next round,” Rune said.

The 19-year-old ran a stellar run in mid-2022, winning his first ATP Tour title in Munich and reaching his first Grand Slam quarter-finals at Roland Garros.

Despite struggling to support those results in the grass-court and North American hard-court seasons, the Dane is currently fourth in the ATP Live Race to Milan, as he qualified for November’s Next Gen ATP Finals for the second year in a row. want to do.

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