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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday February 2, 2024

Holger Rune

Holger Rune saved a set point in the opening set and finished off Michael Mmoh in straights to reach the last four at Open Sud de France.

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Holger Rune continues to rack up wins this week at the Open Sud de France. The 20-year-old Dane, who became the fourth player born in the 2000s to reach the 100 win mark on tour on Thursday, hit 101 on Friday with a 7-6(6), 6-4 victory of American Michael Mmoh.

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Top-seeded Rune saved a set point in the opening set as he edged the American in two hours and 12 minutes to reach his 15th ATP semifinal.

Rune reaches the semifinals for the second straight year at Montpellier. He became the second Danish man to reach 100 wins, behind Kenneth Carlsen (266).

“It’s about finding a rhythm, like yesterday – it took a bit of time,” Rune said after the win. “Long first set, I tried to convince myself that I did the right thing.”

There were 10 break points on offer in the opening set, with the pair trading breaks in the third and fourth game. Mmoh saved a set point serving at 4-5 ad-out, and went on to take a 6-5 lead in the first-set tiebreak, but dropped the final three points of the set.

In the second set Rune broke for 2-1 and never looked back. He didn’t face a break point in set two.

Rune will face Borna Coric for a spot in the final on Saturday.

In the lower half of the draw, Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated French hope Harold Mayot 7-5, 6-1 to set a semifinal with Alexander Bublik. Bublik took out Alexander Shevchenko 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.


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