By Thumping Novak Djokovic, 19-Year-Old ATP Youngster Achieves Invincible Feat That Even Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andre Agassi Failed to Accomplish

Published 11/07/2022, 7:30 AM EST

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Holger Rune claimed the biggest victory of his nascent career on the ATP Tour when he defeated Novak Djokovic to claim the Paris Masters title. The victory against Djokovic is not the only highlight for the 19-year-old Danish star. Holger Rune has made an astounding record on his way to winning the Paris Masters.

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The record set by the teenager wasn’t achieved even by some of the greatest players the sport has seen in its glorious history. Let’s take a look at the record that Rune recently created.

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Holger Rune wins the Paris Master against Novak Djokovic with a marvelous record

The Danish player defeated Novak Djokovic in three sets in the finals of the Paris Masters. However, to achieve this defeat, he came across a difficult to draw. But that did not mellow down his morale and he continued with resilience. He defeated 5 players in the Top 10 of the ATP rankings to clinch the title. In the first round, he met Stan Wawrinka who has won three major titles in the past.

After that, he faced world no.10 Hubert Hurkacz, followed by Andrey Rublev, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, and Felix Auger-Aliassime in the subsequent rounds.

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He faced his toughest challenge in the finals when he met Novak Djokovic. But the bigger the challenge, the better the victory. And that is exactly what the Danish teenager felt. Rune received praise from all over the tennis world for his astounding victory.

The new generation of tennis players

Well, we are seeing the rise of new and young tennis players who are gradually taking their hold of the ATP Tour. For example, we have Taylor Fritz, who defeated Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Indian Wells earlier this year.

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We also have Frances Tiafoe, who also defeated Nadal at the US Open’s fourth round. Moving on, we have Carlos Alcaraz Garfia who is the incumbent world no. 1 and current US Open champion.

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Apart from him, we also have Jannik Sinner. These new players are gradually taking over the realm of tennis, having idolized the players who have dominated the sport for the past two decades.

Who is your favorite among the current crop of youngsters on the ATP tour?

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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