Rune Ruins Tsitsipas’s Stockholm Title Hopes, Wins Second Trophy
by Staff | October 23rd, 2022, 7:12 pm
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Holger Rune added a second title to his trophy case on Sunday easing past Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Stockholm indoor event.

The 19-year-old who just added Patrick Mouratoglou came from a set down in the quarters (against Cameron Norrie) and in the semifinals (against Alex De Minaur), but today was the dominant player against the favored Tsitsipas.

“It was an unbelievable match from my side,” Rune told the crowd. “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.”

Tsitsipas fell short of a second Stockholm title after 2018. He was seeking his 10th career crown. He drops to 0-2 against the Dane.

Rune had earlier won the Munich title in May.

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