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The Scandinavians wrote history.  Caspar Root in the first Grand Slam semifinal

The Scandinavians wrote history. Caspar Root in the first Grand Slam semifinal

In the first Scandinavian quarterfinals of Roland Karos, Norway’s Caspar Root defeated Denmark’s Holger Rune by four sets. Thus, he became the primary representative of his country in the 1/2 final of the Grand Slam tournament.

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So far, the Roland Garros quarterfinals featuring two Scandinavian tennis players have never taken place. On Wednesday night, the story was changed by the first Norwegian player at this point in the Grand Slam tournament, Caspar Root and Holger Rune, and thanks to him, 55 years later, Denmark had their individual list in the 1/4 Grand Slam final. Slam event.

The fight was interesting, attention grabbing and not disappointing. Both tennis players tried to do their best. 6: 1, 4: 6, 7: 6 (2), 6: 3.

The game is tied after the first unilateral set. The 19-year-old Rune began to play bravely, often using unusual solutions and causing a lot of problems for the most named rival. As a result, he won the second game and got extra excitement.

However, Root is the greatest tennis player in the world. And on Wednesday he showed why. After two hours of play, the eighth-ranked Norwegian scored almost all the important points. He won the third game at tiebreak, and in the fourth game 4: 3, he hit a key break after the final forehand.

With the win, Root (Wednesday 13 aces, five breaks and 55 finishes) became the first Norwegian to reach the 1/2 final of a Grand Slam tournament. He will face 20th seed Marin Cilic in the final on Friday.

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Roland Garros, Paris (France)
Grand Slam, clay court, prize money of 43 43.6 million
Wednesday, June 1

Singles quarter final:

Caspar Route (Norway, 8) – Holger Rune (Tania) 6: 1, 4: 6, 7: 6 (2), 6: 3

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