Holger Rune, 18, reveals his approach, mindset



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Holger Rune, 18, reveals his approach, mindset

Rising Danish star Holger Rune says he is committed to the hard work and he is giving his best to further improve and develop his game. Rune, 18, enjoyed a promising junior career, having won the 2019 French Open boys' singles title.

Now, Rune is establishing himself on the ATP Tour as he is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 40 in the world. Rune recently captured his maiden ATP title in Munich. “I’m working day in and day out," Rune said, per the ATP Tour website.

"I’m just trying to use every match to play better, to improve myself, and it [was] better today, so I’m going in the right direction”.

Rune making progress in Geneva

On Wednesday, Rune saw off France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-3 to progress into the Geneva quarterfinal.

Rune made a good start to the match, breaking Mannarino in the fifth game for a 3-2 lead. Rune had a chance to go up by a double break in the seventh game but Mannarino saved to reduce the deficit to 4-3. Rune faced his first break point in the eighth game but saved it to go 5-3 up.

Rune also faced a break point in the 10th game but saved it to win the first set. After winning the first set, Rune collected the first break of the second set in the fifth game to open a 3-2 lead. Mannarino had a chance to get the break back in the sixth game but Rune saved it to take a 4-2 lead.

In the ninth game, Rune broke Mannarino for the second time when the Frenchman was serving to stay in the match. “It was a very difficult match," Rune said. "I knew the conditions were good for him because he plays super aggressive and super close to the baseline, so I really had to try to focus on my game, to try to push him.

“It worked out very well, but of course he’s such a talented player, so it was very tough. But I’m very happy with the way I stayed focussed”.