Holger Rune defeats Casper Ruud 6-7(2) 6-4 6-2 in the semifinal in Rome on Saturday. Rune will have to play Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. The battle lasted 2 hours and 43 minutes. This will be his best result in this competition. Previously, the best he could do was reach the qualifications in 2022. Here you can see his history at this event.
The Dane added to his prize money € 271,210 after winning this match. He has already won € 580,000 after this win. If he wins the next match, Holger will add € 525,265 to his earnings to get in total € 1,105,265 in total.
Highlights Holger Rune vs. Casper Ruud Internazionali BNL d’Italia – Rome
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
At the end of the match, Holger scored 102 points vs. Ruud’s 90.
The Dane was absolutely great in converting all the break points (4/4).
On the other side, the Norwegian was struggling when converting his break points (only 17% – 1/6). That was one of the key issues for his demise.
After this match, the head to head between Rune and Ruud is 1-4 for Casper.
Draw and next match H2H: Holger Rune vs. Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas – stats
Rune will compete against either Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. The head to head is 1-0 vs. Daniil Medvedev and 2-0 vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Live score progression and stats
The Norwegian won the set after he broke the Dane .
The Norwegian missed the chance to break the Dane in the 6th game when he had 3 consecutive chances (0-40).
Ruud was spot on in converting all his break points in the 6th game (3-2 0-40, 15-40 and 30-40). On the other side, Casper didn’t concede a single break point during this set.
They played 95 points. Ruud conquered the set after winning 5 points more than Holger (50-45). The Norwegian conceded 9 points on serve (24-9). on the other side of the court, the Dane conceded 26 points on serve (36-26).
Holger clinched the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after conceding his serve in the 5th (2-3) game, Rune broke back in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th game to conquer the set 6-4.
Rune failed to serve out the set when leading 6-4 to be broken at 0.
Ruud couldn’t stop the opposition in the last 5 games of the set when the score went from 2-4 to 6-4.
Rune was perfect in converting all his break points in the 8th (3-4 30-40) and the 10th game (5-4 0-40). On the other side, Casper converted 33% of his break points (1/3). He had his opportunities in the 5th (2-2 15-40) and the 9th game (4-4 30-40 and 40-A).
They contested 64 points. Rune conquered the set after winning 8 more points than the Norwegian (36-28). Holger dropped 13 points on serve (21-13). In addition, on the other side, Ruud conceded 15 points on serve (15-15).
The Dane in this set didn’t concede much to Ruud and without too much struggle he won 6-2 after breaking the Norwegian in the 4th (3-1) and in the 8th (6-2) game.
Holger was spot on in converting all his break points in the 4th (2-1 15-40) and the 8th game (5-2 30-40). On the other side, Rune didn’t concede a single break point during this set.
They contested 33 points. The Dane won 9 points more than the Norwegian (21-12). Rune was just too good on serve to drop just 1 point during his serving games (12-1). In addition, on the other side, Casper conceded 9 points on serve (11-9).
Tennis Scores in Rome
- Holger RuneRune – Casper RuudRuud (6-72 6-4 6-2) – Stats and score progression
- Daniil MedvedevMedvedev – Stefanos TsitsipasTsitsipas (7-4) – H2H details and stats