Holger Rune and Daniil Medvedev to Contend Italian Open Last; Rune Defeats Ruud in Semifinal Good Tennis


The Italian Open ultimate will likely be contested between two first-time Rome finalists, as Holger Rune and Daniil Medvedev got here by way of in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Within the first semi-final, Holger Rune got here from a set and a break right down to defeat Casper Ruud for the primary time and make his third Masters 1000 ultimate in 6 months.

The second semi-final was rapidly underway after the 2 Scandinavians had left the court docket, however it was quickly disrupted by rain, with Tstisipas main 5-4, having trailed by a break at 2-4.

On resumption, Medvedev snatched the primary set 7-5, and his second set mirrored the primary, once more relinquishing an early break however breaking decisively at 5-5 earlier than serving it out to fifteen.

Italian Open 2023 Semi-Last Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Daniil Medvedev (3) Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) 7-5 7-5
Holger Rune (7) Casper Ruud (4) 6-7(2) 6-4 6-2

Rune Ravages Ruud

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Holger Rune defeated fourth seed Casper 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2, coming from a set and a breakdown to make the ultimate.

The Norwegian began the match properly, with Rune struggling to unsettle him from the baseline, and though Rune saved three break factors in the course of the set, Ruud cartwheeled away with the tie break 7-2.

Ruud captured the match’s first break within the second set with some extra stable baseline hitting. Rune instantly took a medical timeout for a non-existent harm, so it could possibly solely be described as tactical.

Regardless of the disruption, Ruud held for 4-2, however from there, his degree dropped, and Rune reeled off the subsequent 4 video games to steal the second set.

After dropping the set, Ruud went into his shell and struggled to make any impression from the baseline, whereas Rune grew in confidence and began to dictate play with heavy, early ball putting. The Dane broke early, consolidated and broke once more at 5-2 to e-book his spot in Sunday’s ultimate.

I had nothing to lose within the second [set], so I simply advised myself to play freely and luxuriate in it as I assumed it could be my final set right here, I advised myself to play aggressively and luxuriate in it, and I did it, and that was the important thing to the comeback. I actually performed a few of my greatest tennis prior to now two matches towards Novak after which Casper. Two tough gamers to play, so I needed to discover my greatest tennis, and I truly didn’t discover it as we speak, solely on the finish, and that’s the reason I turned it round. Rune on his win over Ruud.

Match Stats

  Holger Rune Caper Ruud
Aces 1 9
Double Faults 1 6
First Serve 66/104 (63%) 47/88 (53%)
1st Serve Factors Gained 40/66 (61%) 34/47 (72%)
2nd Serve Factors Gained 28/38 (74%) 20/41 (49%)
Break Factors Saved 5/6 (83%) 0/4 (0%)
Service Video games Performed 15 15
1st Serve Return Factors Gained 13/47 (28%) 26/66 (39%)
2nd Serve Return Factors Gained 21/41 (51%) 10/38 (26%)
Break Factors Transformed 4/4 (100%) 1/6 (17%)
Return Video games Performed 15 15
Web Factors Gained 24/38 (63%) 24/36 (67%)
Winners 42 97
Unforced Errors 10 14
Service Factors Gained 68/104 (65%) 54/88 (61%)
Return Factors Gained 34/88 (39%) 36/104 (35%)
Complete Factors Gained 102/192 (53%) 90/192 (47%)


Medvedev Masters Tsitsipas

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Medvedev broke early and rapidly established a 4-2 lead. Nonetheless, Tsitsipas clawed his approach again, profitable three video games an in a row to steer 5-4 earlier than the rain-delayed play.

On resumption, Medvedev got here out of the traps rapidly, holding for 5-5 after which breaking Tsitsipas, regardless of the Greek having three sport factors at 40-0. Medvedev served out the set to fifteen.

That lack of serve rocked Tsitsipas, and he dropped serve once more instantly in set two; Medvedev consolidated and shortly had a 3-1 lead.

Tsitsipas regrouped, discovering his vary on the forehand to interrupt again and degree at 3-3. Each gamers exchanged two holds every for 5-5, however identical to the primary set, Medvedev broke, exhibiting his high-quality defence to make yet another ball, and he served out the match to fifteen to make his first Rome ultimate. 

I loved enjoying as we speak. It was very powerful with the rain delay; I warmed up six or seven occasions, however generally it could possibly throw you off; you could be a little bit indignant [about] the state of affairs. At this time, I don’t know why; I used to be simply laughing. There have been so many moments the place I used to be with my coach, [and he said], ‘OK, they’re opening the court docket; let’s go heat up’. We [went] there, began warming up, [and received a] textual content: ‘The rain is heavy; cease warming up’. We have been laughing about this; we have been truly OK. [We said], ‘OK, we [will] play’, and that’s what we managed to do. Medvedev on dealing with the rain delays.

Match Stats

  Daniil Medvedev Stefanos Tsitsipas
Aces 2 3
Double Faults 2 3
First Serve 36/62 (58%) 38/69 (55%)
1st Serve Factors Gained 30/36 (83%) 27/38 (71%)
2nd Serve Factors Gained 12/26 (46%) 15/31 (48%)
Break Factors Saved 0/2 (0%) 0/4 (0%)
Service Video games Performed 12 12
1st Serve Return Factors Gained 11/38 (29%) 6/36 (17%)
2nd Serve Return Factors Gained 16/31 (52%) 14/26 (54%)
Break Factors Transformed 4/4 (100%) 2/2 (100%)
Return Video games Performed 12 12
Web Factors Gained 7/10 (70%) 18/25 (72%)
Winners 19 28
Unforced Errors 11 12
Service Factors Gained 42/62 (68%) 42/69 (61%)
Return Factors Gained 27/69 (39%) 20/62 (32%)
Complete Factors Gained 69/131 (53%) 62/131 (47%)



Italian Open 2023 Last

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  • Holger Rune (7) vs Daniil Medvedev (3)

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