Holga Vitu admitted that he was very nervous and excited after drawing Novak Djokovic in the first round of the US Open. The 18-year-old Rune won three qualifying matches at the US Open and made his main draw debut at Flushing Meadows. The runes were drawn to play the 20th Grand Slam champion Djokovic, thus attracting the toughest opponents possible.
The runes competed very well with Djokovic and won the set as Djokovic claimed a 6-1 6-7 (5) 6-2 6-1 victory. “Obviously I was very nervous. After playing in the main draw, I noticed that I was playing against him in the evening about 4 days, so I was very excited about what would happen. Think and prepare. There were good and bad things because I had too much time to think about it, but to be honest, I had time to mentally prepare for what would happen, “Lune told Essential Sports. ..
Runes thought it was a “great achievement”
Rune lost the match, but winning the set with Djokovic made him more than happy. “Obviously, I was a little nervous at first, but I think it was actually good tennis from both sides, even though I had a score of 6-1. Then I told myself to play more freely. ..
And I think it’s a great achievement to take a set at this age of 18 years old. Rune added, “I’m proud to do something I can build up later.”
But again, they make mistakes because they are not gods. They are also nervous, so they make some strange choices on the court. Since they are also humans, it was really fun to play and inspire them. ”
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Looking back on Holga Vitu’s victory over Novak Djokovic at the US Open
https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Novak_Djokovic/106599/holger-rune-reflects-on-winning-set-against-novak-djokovic-at-us-open-/ Looking back on Holga Vitu’s victory over Novak Djokovic at the US Open