After his first round, Holger Rune “really fits” in the Montpellier Open
“You were suspicious before this first round against an opponent (Marc Andrea Huesler) which you…
“You were suspicious before this first round against an opponent (Marc Andrea Huesler) which you have not yet succeeded. How did you approach the game?
I had prepared to play it, I knew what awaited me. I knew he would play well, that I would have to be solid on my serves and patient on his to have a chance. I started well by giving myself break opportunities, but I couldn’t take them. I still found solutions to win this first set and I’m happy. In the second set, I was more relaxed and was able to play more effectively. Breaking quickly in the second set changed everything. He still had opportunities, but I was in a good period. The first set was long and whoever was going to win it was going to take a serious option on the match. In any case, I have the feeling of having really entered the tournament and of being able to project myself. Because as he had already beaten me twice, for the moment, I did not see beyond this first round.
We saw you talking a lot to your coach at the end of the first set.
Yes, I had break opportunities in the first set, but without succeeding. I asked him for advice. Still, the way I broke at the start of the second didn’t fit the plan (laughs). I should have been even more aggressive, but he made mistakes.
Your game acclimatizes very well to hard indoors. It’s desired ?
I think this surface suits my game well, although it’s not my favorite surface. But my game is effective there. Of course, I try to be efficient on all surfaces, but it’s on hard indoors that it works best for the moment, but I intend to perform well on clay as well. »