07/06/2022
Rune und Tsitsipas treffen nach ihrem Viertelfinale bei den French Open am Netz aufeinander.

The win makes Ron, ranked 40 in the world, the first Dane to reach the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, where he meets Norway’s Casper Ruud.

The 19-year-old is a former French Open junior champion and, according to the ATP tour, is also the first man from Denmark since Jan Leslie in 1967 to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament.

“I’m feeling great now,” Ron said in his on-court interview after Monday’s game. “I was very nervous at the end but the fans were great for me throughout the match, the whole tournament.”

He won a tight first set against Tsitsipas last year in just over an hour before the Greek tied the match 4-3 thanks to a break in the second set.

Ron regained the advantage with a break midway through the third set to advance 5-2 in the fourth set to finish the win.

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Along with Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, Ron is the second teenager to reach the quarter-finals of the men’s singles draw at Roland Garros this year. This is the first time since 1994 that two boys have reached the quarter-finals of a major.

It caps an amazing year for Ron, who took his first win over a top-five player when he defeated Alexander Zverev at the Munich Open in April.

He will play Ruud on Wednesday after the 23-year-old beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Meanwhile, Tsitsipas has become the highest-ranked player – and first in the world’s top eight – to be knocked out of the men’s lottery at this year’s French Open.