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In the heart of Paris, the atmosphere reaches a fever pitch as the fourth-round match between Holger Rune and Francisco Cerundolo at the French Open 2023 takes centre stage. The Danish prodigy has had an easy run at Roland Garros and Cerundolo will be looking to change that statistic. Read our ATP French Open predictions in this article.
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Holger Rune vs Francisco Cerundolo – Match Predictions
Over 36.5 Games
Rune made little work of Genaro Alberto Olivieri in the third round, an improvement on his 3-1 ousting of Christopher Eubanks. The Argentine was swatted in 26 games but his duel with Eubanks lasted close to three hours and saw 40 games. On the other hand, Cerundolo has had lengthy workouts in his three outings. He has fought for 103 games, averaging 35 games in this period, with his straight-sets victory over Yannick Hanfmann distorting this. With both Rune and Cerundolo giving a good account of their abilities, a tough battle is on the cards, one that should see Over 36.5 Games.
3-1 to Holger Rune
The last time Cerundolo and Rune met, it was the Argentine who triumphed. He is in good nick and will fancy his chances against the Danish sensation. However, it pales in comparison to Rune’s return to the court. In Monte Carlo, Munich and Rome, he proved he belongs amongst the best on the red surface and is the better player amongst the two. After four years he is getting the opportunity to bring his H2H record against Cerundolo to parity. The Argentine will not be an easy pushover and will not go down without a fight. Based on this, we expect a 3-1 triumph for Rune in this fourth-round encounter.
Holger Rune vs Francisco Cerundolo Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.
With the withdrawal of Gael Monfils, Rune has only played two matches, showcasing his skills and defeating Olivieri and Eubanks convincingly. The talented Dane has had a smooth start to his French Open campaign, positioning himself for a promising second week. However, his main challenge lies in maintaining his physical condition throughout the tournament, as he has faced setbacks and cramping in physically demanding matches in the past. Rune will be seeking to build on his quarterfinal appearance in the previous year.
Thanks to the French crowd’s support and a little help from Taylor Fritz, Cerundolo secured his place in the second week of the tournament, marking a significant achievement in his career. Despite facing challenges, he has registered impressive wins against top-10 players, including his recent victory over the American. He will be making his debut in the top 20 of the ATP rankings at the close of festivities at Roland Garros and will be looking to give Rune another tough outing.
Holger Rune vs Francisco Cerundolo Head to Head
Cerundolo beat Rune in their only other meeting. The Argentine claimed a straight-sets victory in the 2019 edition of the Manerbio Open.
Holger Rune vs Francisco Cerundolo Match Details
- When will this match start? The match is scheduled to commence no earlier than 11:30 GMT on 05 June.
- Who are the top seeds of the French Open? The top seeds in the Men’s and Women’s Singles categories are Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek, respectively.
- Where can I watch French Open 2023 in the UK? Tennis enthusiasts in the United Kingdom can catch all the thrilling action of the French Open 2023 by tuning in to Eurosport.
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