Danish tennis legend Caroline Wozniacki congratulated Holger Rune on his big win over Novak Djokovic. On Sunday, rising Danish star Rune stunned Djokovic 3-6 6-3 7-5 in the Paris Masters final. Rune, 19, is now a Masters champion and a top 10 player.
«Congratulations Holger! What an achievement! It’s always fun to see your hard work pay off! Enjoy your win and remember to celebrate with your team and family! You deserve it,» Wozniacki wrote on her Instagram story. .
Wozniacki congratulated Rune on beating Djokovic for the Paris title
Wozniacki, who retired from professional tennis after the 2020 Australian Open, was a former Grand Slam champion and the highest-ranked player in the world. Now, the Danish tennis community hopes that Rune will be the next Grand Slam champion and world number one from his country.
«Yeah, I hope it’s going to change. It’s already changed a bit since I got into the top 30. There’s more of a focus on tennis in Denmark in general. Obviously we had Wozniacki, but I’m the first male player on Tour.
It’s great. You know, more focus on Danish tennis is great. It’s good to know that young kids can start to play more, attend more tournaments and travel more. I just want to tell you: keep believing in yourself.
You can always ask me for advice if you want,» Rune explained. On the way to winning Paris, Rune had anything but an easy road. In the first round, Rune saved three match points to beat three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. . .
After beating Wawrinka, Rune also had notable victories over Hubert Hurkacz, Andrey Rublev, Carlos Alcaraz and Felix Auger-Aliassime. By winning Paris, Rune also secured a place as the first alternate at the ATP Finals. On Sunday, Rune confirmed that he plans to go to Turin and be a substitute there.