Rune, the seventh classified for the Next Gen finals

Rune, the seventh classified for the Next Gen finals

Jannik Sinner announced his withdrawal from the Next-Gen ATP Finals and consequently, eDanish Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune, officially qualified to contest the event faced by the eight best U21 tennis players of the season and which will be hosted in the city of Milan, Italy.

The 18-year-old, one of the great promises of the circuit, It is the seventh member of the tournament that will take place from November 9 to 13 and which in this edition will have a South American presence for the first time, by the classification of Juan Manuel Cerúndolo and Sebastián Báez

It should be noted that, although his name already stood out from before, Rune showed his talent to the world at the United States Open when in the first round he stood at the Arthur Ashe in front of the figure of Novak Djokovic and put him in trouble by snatching the second set.

In addition, due to its great conditions and its powerful tennis, He was the recipient of many invitations throughout the season: He received a wild card to compete in the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Marbella, Bastad and Umag; the ATP 500 of Barcelona; and in the Masters 1000 of Monte-Carlo and Indian Wells.

The European born in 2003, who knew how to win Roland Garros in the Junior category, lifted three Challenger titles in 2021 (Biella, San Marino and Verona) and currently occupies its best position in the ranking. It is worth saying that if it had not been for the freezing caused by the pandemic, today it would be in a better location.

In this regard, he expressed his opinion: “I feel tired and angry because I think the system is unfair. Looking back 2 years in the normal ranking today it would be in position 62 in the world and no 124. Does it matter? Yes, when you are ambitious and work hard, it is important to get your reward. “

So, with Rune already inside, there are seven qualified for the Next Gen Finals and the last place will be for the French Hugo Gastón or for a wildcard local.


  1. Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image

  2. Sebastian Korda

  3. Lorenzo Musetti

  4. brandon nakashima

  5. Juan Manuel Cerúndolo

  6. Sebastian Baez

  7. Holger Rune

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