Danish sensation – Holger Rune has been on a roll of late. He reached his fourth consecutive final on the tour at the Paris Masters and went on to win the title by defeating the legendary Novak Djokovic.

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Holger Rune with the Paris Masters title (ATP Tour – Twitter)

After becoming the third youngest champion in the Open Era to win the BMW Open, Rune stunned Stefanos Tsitsipas to bag the Stockholm Open title. However, his biggest win came at the Paris Masters when he bagged his first Masters 1000 title by defeating the defending champion Novak Djokovic in a riveting final.

He became the youngest champion in Bercy after Boris Becker won the title in 1986. With the win, Rune also made his debut in the top 10 rankings on 7 November 2022. Rune withdrew from the Next Gen ATP Finals but he is the first alternate for the 2022 ATP Finals.

During a presser, the 19-year-old corrected an interviewer who began: “You are the first Danish player in the top 10…”

Rune mentioned Caroline Wozniacki in his answer as the former tennis ace was the first Danish player to make her way into the top 10. Wozniacki had an inspirational career, and it’s good to see that Rune acknowledged her contribution to the sport.

A quick look at Caroline Wozniacki’s career

Caroline Wozniacki is a former world No. 1 and she reached the coveted spot on 11 October 2010. Her farewell tournament was the 2020 Australian Open where she bowed out in the third round following a loss to Ons Jabeur.

Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki during a press conference back in January this year.
Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki (Getty Images)

Wozniacki won 635 singles matches and lost 264 with a win percentage of 70.6. She also won 30 singles titles in her career. The 32-year-old won her only Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open. She finished runner-up at the US Open in 2009 and 2014.

In the doubles circuit, Wozniacki has won 36 matches and lost 55 with a win percentage of 39.6. She has bagged two titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 52 on 14 September 2009. Her best result at a Grand Slam came at the 2009 US Open where she made it to the third round.

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