French Open 2023: Rune mauls qualifier Olivieri en path to fourth spherical

Denmark’s Holger Rune celebrates after successful his third spherical in opposition to Argentina’s Genaro Alberto Olivieri

Dane Holger Rune took a step near turning into his nation’s first male Grand Slam singles champion when he powered previous Argentine qualifier Genaro Alberto Olivieri 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday to succeed in the French Open fourth spherical.

The hole in high quality between sixth seed Rune and his opponent, ranked 231st on the planet, was rapidly evident with the Argentine utterly overwhelmed by the Dane’s aggressive sport at the beginning.

Olivieri’s weak second serves, which often dipped under 150 kmh, made him much more susceptible to Rune’s assaults in windy situations on Philippe Chatrier court docket.

He broke Olivieri early and adopted up with one other break after the Argentine had briefly battled again to clinch the primary set 6-4.

The 20-year-old, bidding to hitch former world primary Caroline Wozniacki as Denmark’s solely singles Grand Slam winners, cruised by the second set in 35 minutes, sealing it with one other booming crosscourt forehand.

A quarterfinalist final 12 months in his maiden look at Roland Garros, Rune secured his last-16 spot on his fourth match level.

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