Patrick Mouratoglou, his coach until the end of the season, obviously enjoyed the show and he was not the only one, as Holger Rune was not stingy with exceptional shots in his semi-final against Roberto Bautista Agut at the Basel Open (ATP 500). Faced with the solid Spaniard, the Dane didn’t really have a choice as Bautista Agut is a metronome who doesn’t let you miss anything.
In a first set without the slightest break point; Rune will have shown more punch in the tie-break to take the lead. The rest of the match was a story of confidence. And she was clearly on the side of the 19-year-old Dane. Finalist in Sofia before being titled in Stockholm, he is driven by absolute faith in his attacking tennis. And it is probably this belief that allowed him to save no less than four set points in the second tie-break before winning on his first match point.
Rune will play in the final the other man in form of this end of the season, Félix Auger-Aliassime, solid winner of Carlos Alcaraz. A final that promises to be explosive and exciting between two of the best representatives of the new generation.