Holger Rune attacks Lorenzo Musetti: "I'm in the semifinal, he's not"

Rune called in a physical therapist for a wrist problem. A journalist pointed out to him that he didn't seem to have a serious problem and the Dane replied in a very harsh way

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Holger Rune attacks Lorenzo Musetti: "I'm in the semifinal, he's not"

Holger Rune made it to the semifinals for the first time in his career in a grass event by defeating Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets at the Cinch Championships. The Dane will have to overcome Alex de Minaur to play in the final of the prestigious ATP 500 tournament at Queen's, in London.

The challenge between Rune and Musetti suddenly ignited at the beginning of the second set, when the Italian unintentionally hit his rival with a smash. Rune did not like Musetti's choice and looked at him with a look that was anything but peaceful.

The reaction of the Italian, who immediately apologized, probably contributed to not further prolonging Rune's discontent.

Rune accuses Musetti in the press conference

In the press conference, Rune said: "Musetti? He can do what he wants.

It's certainly not the best thing to do, but it's legal. He can hit the ball where he wants. He gave me more motivation to beat him. I'm happy to have overtaken Musetti in two sets. I'm in the semifinals; not him. So I'm happy. I am extremely happy to have conquered my first semifinal on grass.

Things are looking better. I think today was a great test to see where I am on this surface, because I was forced to play a lot of long rallies and move well. The matches will get more and more difficult, but I'm happy to be in this position.

I feel better and better." Rune called in a physical therapist for a wrist problem. A journalist pointed out to him that he didn't seem to have a serious problem and the Dane replied in a very harsh way: "Didn't I look injured? I didn't serve very well at the beginning of the match because my wrist was uncomfortable.

So I don't know what you saw. If you were in my body, you could say something like that. If not, you shouldn't."

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