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Australian Open: Rune finds the right tune against Cressy and moves into third round

Holger Rune beat Maxime Cressy 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday night. He’ll face Frenchman Ugo Humbert in the next round

Holger Rune, Australian Open 2023 Holger Rune | © (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
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Dane Holger Rune, the No 9 seed, defeated American Maxime Cressy 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday night. Rune, ranked No 10, will face Frenchman Ugo Humbert next.

“Playing Cressy, who is playing very short rallies, doing serve and volley all the time, it was tough to find the rhythm” said Rune after the victory. “Before the match, I kind of knew it. I was expecting it. I was ready for it. I super happy how I managed everything today, incuding the conditions that was much colder. I felt better and better throughout the match. I’m feeling positive.”

The 19-year-old Dane didn’t lose a set in two matches. He won against Serb Filip Krajinovic (6-2, 6-3, 6-4) in the previous round.

Cressy, ranked No 41, won against Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas (7-6 (2), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3).

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other second-round results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Andy Murray vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis : thursday in Melbourne
  • Enzo Couacaud vs. Novak Djokovic : thursday in Melbourne
  • Adrian Mannarino vs. Alex De Minaur : thursday in Melbourne
  • Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Benjamin Bonzi : thursday in Melbourne
  • Brandon Holt vs. Roberto Bautista Agut : thursday in Melbourne
  • Grigor Dimitrov (27) beat Laslo Djere: 6-3, 6-2, 6-0
  • Michael Mmoh (LL) beat Alexander Zverev (12): 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
  • Alexei Popyrin (WC) beat Taylor Fritz (8): 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2
  • Ugo Humbert beat Denis Kudla (LL): 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4
  • J.J. Wolf beat Diego Schwartzman (23): 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  • Ben Shelton beat Nicolas Jarry (Q): 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3), 7-5
  • Jenson Brooksby beat Casper Ruud (2): 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-2
  • Andrey Rublev (5) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3
  • Tommy Paul beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (30): 6-2, 2-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4
  • Daniel Evans (25) beat Jeremy Chardy: 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Cameron Norrie (11) beat Constant Lestienne: 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3
  • Jiri Lehecka beat Christopher Eubanks (WC): 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
  • Tallon Griekspoor beat Botic Van De Zandschulp (32): 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  • Sebastian Korda (29) beat Yosuke Watanuki (Q): 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) beat Rinky Hijikata (WC): 6-3, 6-0, 6-2
  • Hubert Hurkacz (10) beat Lorenzo Sonego: 3-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Denis Shapovalov (20) beat Taro Daniel: 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5
  • Francisco Cerundolo (28) beat Corentin Moutet: 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5
  • Yoshihito Nishioka (31) beat Dalibor Svrcina (Q): 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  • Daniil Medvedev (7) beat John Millman (WC): 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
  • Marton Fucsovics beat Lloyd Harris: 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
  • Karen Khachanov (18) beat Jason Kubler (WC): 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
  • Frances Tiafoe (16) beat Juncheng Shang (Q): 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Rafael Nadal (1): 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (6) beat Alex Molcan: 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jannik Sinner (15) beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

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