Djokovic vs Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune

James P

G.O.A.T.
Good experience for the young-un, but not polished enough yet to be a serious challenger. I'll still enjoy watching the match.
 

daggerman

Hall of Fame
IIRC, he and Novak trained together during the clay court season, so Novak will probably know his game a little better than he'd know most qualifiers.

A very promising prospect, but I wouldn't expect him to win a set this time around.
 

Oceans II

Rookie
This almost confirms draws are rigged as I predicted Nole would get Rune out of all the qualifiers. Maybe it's fitting that Nole goes through Rune, Struff, Nishikori, Fritz, Berrettini, Zverev, Medvedev/Tsitsipas for the CYGS and it's a path I will embrace.
 

ND-13

Hall of Fame
LOL, I was thinking if they will dare to place Karlovic against Novak

Instead they placed the baby !
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
This almost confirms draws are rigged as I predicted Nole would get Rune out of all the qualifiers. Maybe it's fitting that Nole goes through Rune, Struff, Nishikori, Fritz, Berrettini, Zverev, Medvedev/Tsitsipas for the CYGS and it's a path I will embrace.
I bet, even on hard court, he'd rather have Rune than Musetti or Gulbis. Musetti has had some small success on hard (even if he's cold as an icebox now), and you never know with Gulbis, even if he's not close to where he once was. Rune isn't hard court hardened, yet.
 

Jack the Hack

Hall of Fame
I was looking at Rune's activity this year and the last tournament he played that wasn't on clay before the US Open qualifying was back in the first week of February at a Futures event!

For an 18 year old trying to make his way on the tour, he's had a good summer, winning 3 Challenger titles in the last few weeks and qualifying for his first Slam. However, I believe he's never won a main draw match on hard courts at the ATP Tour level.

Playing the #1 player in the world on fast hard courts, Djokovic is going to thump Rune this time around, but it will be good experience for the youngster.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune is what the first hurdle to CYGS is called...discuss


Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune is now the coolest name on tour. I guess he's taken the title from either Denis Viktorovich Shapovalov or Thiago Seyboth Wild.
 
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