It was undoubtedly the most electrifying match of yesterday at the Roland Garros. Holger Rune's super tie break victory over Francisco Cerundolo, after almost four hours of play, kept many fans glued to the television screens, who enjoyed a show that reserved many twists and turns.
One of these, the sensational umpire's oversight that penalized the Argentine in one of the main phases of the third set. The chair Umpire Kader Nouni didn't see the double bounce before Rune made his play. But that's not all, following Cerundolo's protests, he also sanctioned him by a 15, considering his protests as an interruption of the point.
The Dane, impassive, did not open his mouth and gladly accepted the unexpected gift. The number six in the world returned to the controversial episode at the press conference, trying to justify himself: "When I was hitting the ball I didn't know it.
I saw it after the next point on TV and realized it was a double bounce. But the point had already passed and the game was on. So I felt sorry for him. Then I managed to break his serve and held the serve. Then, after he broke me, there was a tense moment again.
This is tennis, this is sport. Some referees make mistakes, some for me, some for him. That's life." Then on one of the most topical moments of the match, the super tie break: "It was very long, but I entered the field with the same mentality: I wanted to win.
I tried to give it my all and give myself energy, because it's all about the little details. I told myself I had to be aggressive, have confidence and try to play my tennis. I did and I won."
The dream of becoming number one in the world
The road to number one is still long, but not impossible to achieve: "I think there is still a long way to go.
To be number 1 in the world you have to be able to win a Grand Slam and I haven't yet done. I have the opportunity to do it here. It will get harder and harder from here on out. The ranked players will get higher and higher, so I'll have to play better.
But I still believe I can do what I want." Finally on Casper Ruud, his next opponent: "Last year was also a great match. The second and third sets were very fought. He played very well, one of his best tournaments last year. So it will be a difficult match."
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