Holger Rune Battles Adverse Conditions to Secure Victory at BMW Open in Munich

Holger Rune Battles Adverse Conditions to Secure Victory at BMW Open in Munich

Holger Rune (20) also ruined his start in Munich on Thursday!

After only two points played and one minute of play, the defending champion of the BMW Open had to interrupt his second round match against the Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan (27/ATP No. 93) for an hour.

Reason: The next storm on Aumeister – the entire Center Court was full of hailstones!

Brilliant tennis moment against Zverev of all people

Source: ATP30.03.2024

After the hail break, tennis star Rune slowly ran hot despite the constant drizzle and only 6 degrees Celsius, winning 6:4, 6:2 after 99 minutes.

The Dane: “It was super cold! Very difficult conditions. But I’ve known her from the last few years. And the seats are good.”

He continues: “It’s great to be back. I always play good matches here. I’m always there in the important moments.”

Holger Rune on Thursday during his second round victory at the Aumeister in Munich

Foto: Getty Images for BMW

After 2022 and 2023, the world number 12 wants to. now his third Munich title (88,125 euros in prize money) and his third winning BMW (i5 M60 for 118,435 euros).

But Rune still doesn’t have a driver’s license!

But he promises: “I’ll definitely do it this year! But the schedule is so tight and we need a vacation sometimes. It’s really not easy to get your driving license alongside the ATP Tour.”

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On the way to the title, Rune is the biggest competitor for Alexander Zverev (turns 27 on Saturday).

On Friday (around 1 p.m./live on Sky, BR24.de, ran.de) the tennis star from Hamburg will meet 2019 winner Cristian Garin (27/No. 106) from Chile in the quarterfinals.

On Wednesday, the 2021 Olympic champion had to take a break for over three hours due to hail and rain during his victory.

The BMW Open is once again “the toughest clay court tournament in the world”…

► US star Taylor Fritz (26/No. 15) is also in the quarterfinals after a 6:3, 6:1 against Spaniard Alejandro Moro Canas (23/No. 240). His girlfriend and influencer Morgan Riddle (26) is no longer there.

2024-04-18 16:30:46
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