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By Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Thursday, April 18, 2024


Defending champion Holger Rune swept Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 6-2 to score his 10th consecutive victory on Munich's red clay.

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Neither dank and drizzly conditions nor an experienced opponent could stop the Rune reign today.

Holger Rune rode an imposing first serve to his 10th consecutive Munich victory.

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Defending champion Rune won 26 of 28 first-serve points shredding Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 6-2 to roll into the BMW Open quarterfinals.

It is Rune's sixth quarterfinal in nine tournaments this season.

Rune raised his Munich record to a perfect 10--0 as he continues his quest for a piece of tournament history.

The 20-year-old Dane is aiming to become the first man to capture three straight Munich championships.

It was a good day for seeds.

Earlier, Taylor Fritz served 63 percent, pumped nine aces against no double faults and won 22 of 25 first-serve points dispatching Spanish qualifier Alejandro Moro Canas.

The third-seeded Fritz, who lost to Lorenzo Musetti in his Monte-Carlo opener last week, will take on British left-hander Jack Draper for a place in Saturday's semifinals.

No. 2-seeded Rune had no trouble hitting through heavy, soggy conditions. Rune won 11 of 12 first-serve points in the second set wrapping up the win in 99 minutes.

Brisbane finalist Rune will play either Swiss qualifier Marc-Andrea Huesler or German Yannick Hanfmann for a place in the semifinals.


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