Holger Rune ran through top-seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the Round of 16 of the Bavarian International Tennis Championships (aka BMW Open by American Express)
The Dane beat Zverev 6-3, 6-2 to cap off a major upset. Zverev, coming off a semi-final loss against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Monte-Carlo Masters, was determined to get his hands on the title (being the top seed).
However, a surging Rune obliterated Zverev, putting his Round of 16 loss at the Serbia Open to rest with a splendid win. This was the Dane’s first top 10 win.
Given that he is only 18, much is expected of Rune in the years to come.
Twitter reacts to Holger Rune coasting past Alexander Zverev
Twitterati were shocked and amazed at the same time following Holger Rune’s straight-sets win over Alexander Zverev.
While a number of fans marvelled at Rune’s display against the German in his backyard, few expressed concern over Zverev’s form of late.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions to the Rune-Zverev Round of 16 encounter:
Rune’s next match is on the 29th of April. His opponent in the quarter-final is yet to be decided.
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