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With the commencement of the Munich Open, the tennis community will now be treated to some high-octane matches on the outdoor clay courts. In the round of 16, World no 12,  Danish player, Holger Rune, will be starting his campaign by squaring off against his Colombian opponent, Daniel Elahi Galán.

The ATP Tour 250 tournament, which is also known as the Bavarian International Tennis Championships, features some of the biggest names vying for glory. As the likes of Rune and Elahi Galán will now be looking to secure a place in the quarterfinals of this esteemed clay event, it will be interesting to see who emerges victorious in this match in Munich.

Holger Rune vs Daniel Elahi Galán: ATP Munich Open round of 16 match preview

The Danish tennis sensation is coming to the Bavarian International after his quarterfinal finish at the Monte Carlo Masters. Holger Rune brushed aside the likes of Sumit Nagal and Grigor Dimitrov in the initial  matches. However, the Dane later failed to overcome the number two seed, Jannik Sinner, who won in a three-set thriller, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3. During his quarterfinal match, Rune hit six aces and five double faults against his Italian opponent while he had a first-serve win percentage of 82%, which decreased to 55% on the second serve.

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Daniel Elahi Galán, on the other hand, is coming to the Munich Open after his round-of-16 defeat at the ATP Houston. Now entering the clay court tournament as an unseeded participant, the Colombian player breezed past the Argentine Camilo Ugo Carabelli in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4. During his first-round victory, Elahi Galán hit five aces and two double faults, while he won 78% of points on his first serve, and 65% on his second serve.

Rune vs Elahi Galán: Head-to-Head

The round of 16 between Holger Rune and Daniel Elahi Galán at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships will also mark their first meeting on the ATP tour. With no prior confrontation between Rune and Elahi Galán, their H2H record is currently locked at 0-0.

Prediction: Rune to come out on top in this R16 in Munich

The Danish player has already won two titles on the outdoor clay courts in Munich, as he was crowned champion in both the 2022 and 23 seasons. Moreover, Rune has a solid 113-50 record on the clay courts. The Dane’s vast experience on the surface will make him the favorite to win this match against his unseeded opponent, Elahi Galán, who has faced a number of initial round defeats this season. Who do you think will prevail in this Munich Open clash between Rune and Elahi Galán? Let us know in the comments section.