I felt like Roger Federer on courtroom throughout Novak Djokovic conflict

Rising Danish star Holger Rune completely loved taking part in world No. 1 Novak Djokovic although he misplaced the match. Rune, who made it previous the US Open qualifying occasion to earn a predominant draw place, competed nicely towards Djokovic however the Serb claimed a 6-1 6-7 (5) 6-2 6-1 win.

“When it got here to the match, it was fabulous. Everybody was cheering and folks had been yelling my identify. Initially, I didn’t know what they had been saying, however after I came upon they had been calling my identify, I used to be so completely happy and virtually felt like Roger on courtroom.

In that second, I used to be actually surrounded by passionate, completely happy folks – similar to myself – and I’ve goosebumps writing about it now,” Rune wrote on his weblog. “It goes with out saying that it isn’t straightforward taking part in towards Djokovic, and I might do nothing however combat.

Although I feel I performed pretty nicely within the first set, I nonetheless misplaced 6-1. I simply needed to maintain going as I didn’t really feel as if I performed as dangerous because the scoreline advised.”

Rune handled cramps

Rune was unable to ship his greatest tennis within the final two units of the match and he suspected that the strain he felt might need prompted some tightness.

“I used to be proper. I received the second set 7-6 and what an power and assist that was met with – I completely cherished it. Nevertheless, within the third set I had cramps, which I used to be beginning to really feel on the finish of the second,” Rune stated.

“It has been a very long time since I’ve had cramps. Earlier this 12 months it was an issue, however we discovered the correct steadiness between salt and magnesium and the issue was solved. “I feel possibly all the strain earlier than the match and simply taking part in Djokovic possibly made the muscle tissues tighten much more.

Additionally, Djokovic performs so near the strains on each shot, so I needed to run a lot extra in each level than towards the gamers I usually come up towards. “I actually needed to take the match to 5 units, however this should anticipate subsequent time.

Regardless of the defeat, I’ve taken a lot from this match and there may be a lot that I need to enhance in my very own sport now.”

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