‘I can be world no.1 in 2023, says Holger Rune challenging Alcaraz and Djokovic

Carlos Alcaraz And Holger Rune

Holger Rune had an amazing performance during the last part of this season, breaking in the top 10. After the US Open, the Danish teenager won Stockholm and the ATP 1000 in Paris and he was the runner-up in Basel. His last match of the year was when he defeated the great Novak Djokovic in the final in Paris and that is a great way to end his season.

Rune world no.1 in 2023?

Holger is the alternate number 1 at the current ATP Finals in Turin. Even if he did not have the opportunity to compare it, Rune had the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic experience training with top players during this season’s finale. Rune is extremely bullish about his opportunities in the rankings in the following season. He believes that he can and 2023 as world number 1.

“Going from number ten to one is also a lot, but I have beaten number one and several top ten players this year. So I believe it is possible that I can finish 2023 as number one,” he said.

Holger Rune in 2022

Holger Rune

50 - 27win/loss

Hard
8-9
I Hard
21-4
Clay
21-11
Grass
0-3
19 year old
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2022 Highlights

Now ranked no.10 (career-high), the Dane played his last match on the 6th of November when he beat world no.8 Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-3 7-5 in the final in Paris to win his 3rd career title.

Currently, during this season Rune owns an overall 50-27 match record. The Dane has won 4 titles in 2022 in the Sanremo Challenger, Munich, Stockholm and Paris. Rune reached the final in Sofia and in Basel.

Rune
Paris
Rune's Record
 

Carlos Alcaraz in 2022

Carlos Alcaraz

57 - 13win/loss

Hard
21-4
I Hard
6-4
Clay
27-4
Grass
3-1
19 year old
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2022 Highlights

Ranked world no.1, Carlos played his last match on the 4th of November when he had to retire when playing against world no.10 Holger Rune in the quarter and the scoreline was 6-3 6-6 .

This season Alcaraz has managed to achieve a 57-13 match record. The Spaniard clinched 5 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid and U.S. Open. Alcaraz got to the final in Hamburg and in Umag.

Alcaraz
Paris
Alcaraz's Record

Holger Rune and Carlos Alcaraz played each other only on 2 occasions. Their current head to head is 1-1. Before, the last time they fought against each other, Holger Rune won 6-3 6-6 ret. in the quarter in Paris (Rolex Paris Masters) on the 4th of November 2022.

Here are the highlights.

Holger Rune and Carlos Alcaraz

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