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Roland-Garros: Holger Rune sails into third round

Holger Rune scored a straight sets win over Henri Laaksonen to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career

Holger Rune, Munich 2022 TENNIS : BMW Open – Munich – 27/04/2022

Danish teen Holger Rune reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his young career after a straight sets win over Swiss Henri Laaksonen at Roland-Garros.

The 19-year-old Rune needed just under two hours to beat Laaksonen 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 in Paris on Thursday, two days after upsetting 14th seed Denis Shapovalov in straight sets.

Holger Rune, ranked a career-high No 40 in the world, will play either Frenchman Hugo Gaston or Argentinian lucky loser Pedro Cachin and Frenchman for a place in the fourth round.

Paris (Grand Slam): Thursday men’s second-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000)

  • Casper Ruud (8) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
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