Holger Rune after injury scare at AO: “My wrist was hurting a little, but my ankle is good.”

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Holger After rolling his ankle and falling on his wrist during his Australian Open third-round victory over Ugo Humbert, Rune assured that there was nothing to worry about. Rune rolled his ankle and fell on his wrist during the opening game of the second set.

Rune completed the play after obtaining medical attention, defeating Humbert 6-4 6-2 7-6. (5). “I feel much better than I anticipated. I had some concerns. My wrist was hurting a little but my ankle is alright; the doctor checked it out and said it’s nothing to worry about.

Of course it hurt, but I made an effort to divert my attention. I didn’t give it much thought because I’m playing in the third round of a Grand Slam on such a magnificent stage. I simply continued, “according to Rune and the ATP website.

What Rune did to defeat Humbert

Rune got the match underway quickly, winning breaks in the third and seventh games to take a 5-2 lead.

In the eighth game, Rune was unable to serve the first set out, but he succeeded on his second effort in the ninth game. Despite having an injury scare at the start of the second set, Rune went on to secure back-to-back breaks to establish a 4-0 lead.

With a two-break advantage, Rune consistently maintained his serve for the remainder of the second set to take the first set. No breaks were observed in the third set because Rune saved the set’s only break point in the second game. Humbert led Rune 5-4 in the third-set tie-break until Rune won the next three points to win the tie-break and seal a two-set victory.

Rune will face Andrey Rublev in his subsequent game. Rune overcame Rublev toward the end of 2022 to earn his maiden Masters championship at the Paris Masters. If Rune can defeat Rublev once more and go to his first Australian Open quarterfinal, that remains to be seen.