Teenager stuns Zverev in Munich; world no 1 Swiatek out of Madrid Open | Tennis News

Danish teenager Holger Rune sealed the most important win of his career on the Munich Open on Wednesday, outclassing prime seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-2 for a spot in the quarter-finals of the ATP 250 claycourt event.

The 18-year-old Rune broke world quantity three Zverev 4 instances in a flawless efficiency for his first win over a participant in the ATP top-10, ending the streak of the German who reached the quarter-finals in his earlier 5 appearances.

“It was a difficult match from the beginning,” world quantity 70 Rune mentioned following his victory over 2017 and 2018 champion Zverev on the Iphitos Tennis Club.

“He’s in the top three in the world and has been playing some unbelievable tennis, especially in the past year winning so many big titles.

“I’ve rather a lot of respect for him, and I clearly did not count on to win in two units, and with a rating like this. But it was a very onerous match, we performed rather a lot of rallies and I’m actually comfortable about my efficiency at present.(*1*)After intense final weeks and profitable 4 titles in a row it is time to take care of my arm that has been fatigued because the Miami Open and I have not had an opportunity to deal with it correctly,” Swiatek said in a Twitter post.

“I would like a break from taking part in so intensively in order to deal with my arm properly and that is why, sadly, I’ve to withdraw.”

Swiatek, who won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open in 2020, was scheduled to open her campaign against a qualifier at the WTA 1000 event on clay in Madrid, the main draw of which starts on Thursday.

Before Stuttgart, Swiatek picked up WTA 1000 titles in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami while also leading Poland to November’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals with two singles wins in the qualifying tie against Romania this month.

Swiatek is aiming to return at the Italian Open, which will be played from May 9-15 in Rome, before the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros starts from May 22.

“My physique wants relaxation. I’m going to take a while to organize for Rome and Paris,” she added.


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