Rune successfully debuted a new ‘look’ in Australia


The danish Holger Rune (8), the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (13) and the British Cameron Norrie (19) they made their Australian Open debut against the Japanese Yoshihito Nishiokathe Hungarian Marton Fucsovics and the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillasrespectively.

Rune, who showed off a sleeveless shirt for the first time in his career, defeated the Japanese 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(3) and 6-4 on the Rod Laver Arena court.

The young Nordic complains in the first section of a crash with complicated conditions as a result of the intense heat that became the main character this Tuesday at Melbourne Park.

The current finalist of the tournament in Brisbane, who lost in the final decisive match Dimitrov, He finished the match with 71 winners and 55 unforced errors, which contrasted with his rival’s 32 and 42.

This is the second year in a row that the Dane has qualified for the second round after he achieved a qualifying round of 16 in a 2023 edition where he lost to the Russian. Andrey Rublev (5).

His next opponent is the French guest Arthur Cazauxafter he defeated the Serbian Laslo Djere.

For his part, Dimitrov, reigning champion in Brisbane, got off to a rough start after finding himself on the ropes with a set down and a broken lead against a solid Fucsovics who was unfazed by the extreme conditions. as a result of his excellent form. physically.

However, the Bulgarian better read his rival’s serves to seal a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(1) and 6-2 win in three hours and 27 minutes.

Dimitrov finished the match with 39 wins and 55 unforced errors, needing to improve his tennis to advance to the next round against the winner of the clash between the Australians. Thanasi Kokkinakis and the Austrians Sebastian Ofner.

He could face the Spaniard in a hypothetical third round Alexander Davidovich (23), should the Spaniard beat the Portuguese Nuno Borges and the Bulgarian who is his next obstacle.

British main hope Cameron Norrie also did his homework as seeded, ending the illusion of Peru’s sole representative in the draw, Juan Pablo Varillas, with a clear 6-4, 6 -4 and 6-2 in two hours and game room.

Norrie, who in the last edition fell in the third round after losing to Czech Jiri Lehecka (32), will face the Italian in the second round from the previous Giulio Zeppieri, executioner of Serbian Dusan Lajovic.

Source: La Verdad


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