Holger Rune Units Lorenzo Musetti Showdown At Queen’s Membership | ATP Tour


Holger Rune halted Ryan Peniston’s hopes of a second consecutive dream run on the Cinch Championships on Wednesday.

The second seed, who started the week with an 0-3 tour-level document on grass, defeated the house favorite 6-3, 6-4 to achieve the quarter-finals at Queen’s Membership. He’ll subsequent play sixth seed Lorenzo Musetti, who clawed previous Ben Shelton in three units earlier within the day.

“I feel crucial is that I got here with a really, very humble method to the floor and [was] prepared to regulate it at any second,” Rune stated in his on-court interview. “I performed Ryan final 12 months, so I knew extra of what I used to be coming into. Final 12 months I didn’t see him play a lot, however I’ve seen him over the 12 months now and he’s a terrific participant, particularly on this floor.

“He’s harmful. He makes you progress and everyone knows how powerful it’s to maneuver on grass, so I’m pleased to return by means of.”

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Rune, who’s making his match debut, has not misplaced a set by means of two matches. The 20-year-old was by no means in peril towards Peniston, saving all three break factors he confronted.

Peniston has grow to be a confirmed grass-court participant. All six of his tour-level victories have come on the floor and final 12 months at Queen’s Membership, he upset Casper Ruud and Francisco Cerundolo.

However the Danish star Rune set the tone by breaking his lefty opponent’s serve in his first return sport of the match. He struggled to serve out the primary set and the match, however dug out of hassle every time.

Rune will crack the Prime 5 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the primary time subsequent Monday if he triumphs on the Cinch Championships.

In different motion, Sebastian Korda gained an all-American battle towards Frances Tiafoe 7-6(2), 6-3 behind 15 aces.

“Me and Frances at all times have some battles and simply very pleased to get by means of in straight units,” Korda stated in his on-court interview. “Frances, he at all times brings a present, he at all times will get the gang concerned. Typically you have simply acquired to type of put your head down and deal with enterprise. That is all you may actually do as a result of when he begins to get going and type of bringing everybody in, then he performs a few of the greatest tennis on Tour.”

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The 2021 Subsequent Gen ATP Finals runner-up is continuous his comeback after lacking three months because of a wrist harm. Korda dominated behind his first serve, profitable 90 per cent of these factors to place stress on his opponent.

Tiafoe this week was competing for the primary time as a Prime 10 participant within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. The 25-year-old reached a career-high World No. 10 on Monday after triumphing in Stuttgart.


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