Rune Captures Stockholm Open Title

Holger Rune (photo: Brigitte Urban)


Holger Rune has captured his second title on the ATP Tour by winning the Stockholm Open. The 19-year-old from Denmark toppled top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday’s singles final.

Rune saved the only break point he faced and converted two of his own five break-point chances to secure victory in one hour and 31 minutes.

It was an unbelievable match from my side,” Rune said in his on-court interview. “I knew it was going to be difficult, but I just tried to stick to the game plan. I had to play my best tennis today and it was good that I could find the level. I am super happy.

“It was very close to perfection. I was making a lot of returns and playing pretty well behind my serve. Stefanos is an amazing player, who always makes it difficult. It was a super fun match to play.”

Rune, who claimed his maiden tour-level trophy in Munich earlier in the season, is up to No. 24 in the ATP Live Rankings following his title run at the ATP 250 event in Sweden. The teenager earned €98,580 in prize money as well as 250 ATP Ranking points.