After a rain break, Denmark’s Holger Rune shocked high seed Novak Djokovic and eradicated the Serb within the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters in three units, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
Rune overwhelmed Djokovic within the first set, 6-2, however the Serb, who needed to ask for a medical timeout, managed to get on monitor within the second set, throughout which the tennis match needed to be stopped due to the rain.
Djokovic was main 5-4 and 0-30 within the second set then the stoppage got here, nearing the break to stage the match and take it to the third set.
Within the second set, the Serb levelled the match at 4-6, but it surely was not sufficient. Within the third set, there was just one participant on court docket.
Rune broke the Serb’s serve twice to take a 5-1 lead. Nole held agency to win his serve, however the Dane clinched the match, successful the third set 6-2.
Djokovic‘s defeat in Rome may trigger him to drop two locations within the ATP rankings.
On 22 Might, Alcaraz can be no 1 and Russia’s Medvedev, presently quantity 3, may move the Serb if he’s topped champion on the Foro Italico in Rome.