In the shadow of Carlos Alcaraz, a second teenager, Holger Rune, plays a big role at the French Open. The 19-year-old conqueror of Henri Laaksonen cannot be stopped by last year’s finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas. He defeats the number 4 seeded Greek 7: 5, 3: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4 and thus makes the Danish-Norwegian quarter-final against Casper Ruud clear.
Rune is the first Danish quarter-finalist at the French Open and the first at a Grand Slam tournament since 1967. As 40th in the world rankings, the extremely self-confident Rune is by far the second best-ranked teenager behind Alcaraz. His great weapon is the forehand.
Carlos Alcaraz made the advance to the quarter-finals late on Sunday evening. The 19-year-old Spaniard delivered a convincing performance in the 6: 1, 6: 4, 6: 4 against the Russian Karen Chatschanow and will face Alexander Zverev on Tuesday. The winner of the duel will meet Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. (SDA)