In the first round of the French Open 2022, World No. 15 and the 14th seed Denis Shapovalov will take on World No. 40 Holger Rune.
Denis Shapovalov vs Holger Rune: Match Details
- Tournament: French Open 2022
- Match: Denis Shapovalov vs Holger Rune
- Round: First Round
- Date: 24th May 2022
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Claycourt
- Prize Money: €62,000
Denis Shapovalov vs Holger Rune: Preview
Denis Shapovalov returns to the French Open after having missed the 2021 edition. He will make his 5th appearance at the Grand Slam and look to go past the second round, his best result achieved in 2018 and 2020. He did not have an ideal preparation coming into the major as he played in only three events where he made the quarter-finals only once, at the 2022 Rome Masters. Denis is 2-4 in French Open matches so far.
Holger Rune is all set to make his French Open debut as he comes into the Grand Slam after a good preparation during the hitherto clay season. After going winless in the South American clay events earlier this season, he won the Sanremo Challenger 35, before clinching the Tour title in Munich having defeated Alexander Zverev in earlier rounds and then also made it to the semi-finals in Lyon losing to eventual champion Cameron Norrie, his final appearance before travelling to Paris. Rune was a junior French Open champion in 2019.
Denis Shapovalov vs Holger Rune: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Denis Shapovalov vs Holger Rune: Prediction
Denis will come into the tie with a career claycourt record of 67-35 and is 4-3 on the surface this season while having a season record of 16-10 across all surfaces. Holger will take the court with a career claycourt record of 91-41 and is 17-7 on the surface this season while having a 23-13 season record so far.
Looking at these numbers and considering their form in the 2022 season, it could be a tricky affair as Rune looks in better form but Denis is better experienced on the Tour as well as in Grand Slams while Rune is yet to register a win in Grand Slam main-draw. The chances for an upset are definitely there but they are quite low as Denis should be able to survive this clash but not without putting a big shift himself.
Prediction: Denis Shapovalov to win in 5-sets.
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