Holland Rune Roland-Garros, a young teenager from Denmark, has filled the biggest upset so far as he lost to fourth seed Stefanos Sitsipas 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-4.
Ron Roland Garros, ranked 40th in the world, became the first Danish to reach the quarter-finals, where he will face Norway’s Caspar Rudd.
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According to the ATP Tour, the former Junior French Open champion, the 19-year-old first Danish man to reach the quarter-finals of any Grand Slam tournament since Jan Leslie in 1967.
“I’m feeling incredible right now,” Rune said in a court interview after Monday’s match. “In the end I was very nervous, but the crowd throughout the match, the whole tournament was amazing for me.”
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He won a close first set against last year’s finalist Sitsipas just one hour before the Greek second leveled the match at a 4-3 survey break in the second.
Rune regained the advantage with a break in the middle of the third set and came close to winning 5-2 in the fourth set.
Along with Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, Rune is the second teenager to reach the last eight of the men’s singles draw at this year’s Roland Garros, the first time since 1994 that two male teenagers have reached a major quarter-final.
It marks the end of a stunning year for Rune, who won his first match against a player in the top five when he defeated Alexander Zaverev at the Munich Open in April.
He will play Rudd on Wednesday after beating 23-year-old Hubert Hurkaj of Poland 6-2 6-3 3-6 6-3.
Meanwhile, Seatsipas has emerged as the highest-ranked player in the men’s draw at this year’s French Open and ranked first in the top eight in the world.
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