Holger Rune Wins BMW Open After Botic Van De Zandschulp Retires
The Danish teenager celebrated his birthday week by lifting his first ATP Tour trophy in Munich. Danish teenager Holger Rune won the BMW Open final on Sunday. To clinch his first ATP Tour title after Botic van de Zandschulp was forced to retire. Eighth seed van de Zandschulp led 4-3 in the opening set, with Rune serving on the scoresheet. 40-15 when he resigned because of chest pain. This is probably the worst way to win the final, said Rune. Yang celebrated his 19th birthday on Friday. I was obviously expecting a very tough game, and he came out very strong. I only wish him the best, a speedy recovery, and we all just hope to see him back on the pitch soon.
Rune, which shocked top seed Alexander Zverev in the second round. Didn’t lose a set in that clay court tournament. He also ousted Jiri Lehecka, Emil Ruusuvuori, and Oscar Otte on his way to his first final. The 26-year-old Van de Zandschulp is also playing in his first final after beating Miomir Kecmanovic, world number 7 Casper Ruud, Egor Gerasimov, and Brandon Nakashima.
The rune ranked 70 and became the third youngest champion in Munich. After Guillermo Perez-Roldan won at the age of 17 in 1987 and successfully defended his title a year later. Rune is a fifth-time winner on this year’s ATP Tour. I am very happy, of course, said Rune. Like I said, not how I wanted it to end, but if I look at the whole week, what a week! I couldn’t really ask for more to play here in Munich and win my first ATP title in front of such a brilliant crowd.
Sports News, The title race concludes an unforgettable week for Rune, who turns 19 on Friday. With the win, the Dane became the third-youngest Munich champion in the Open Era. And a fifth-time winner on the ATP Tour in 2022. In the second round, he picked up his maiden Top 10 win against world number 3 Alexander Zverev. Also beat Jiri Lehecka, Emil Ruusuvuori, and Oscar Otte in straight sets on his way to the title.
I think I showed a good level, some good wins here,” said the Dutchman. That knocked out second seeds Casper Ruud and Miomir Kecmanovic on his way to the championship game. Hope to be able to support it a little. in the next few weeks and keep the same level. But first,I have to get ready physically for the next tournament.
I started pretty well at the start, the first five games. Then it changed for me. It was difficult for me to play long rallies and maintain the level I had in the first five games. I think it got better after the treatment. But unfortunately, I had to retire from the game.
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