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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday October 18, 2023

Miomir Kecmanovic

Miomir recorded his first Top-10 victory of 2023 as he handed Holger Rune yet another difficult loss.

Photo Source: TTV

Miomir Kecmanovic snapped an 11-match losing streak against the Top-10 by defeating sixth-ranked Holger Rune on Wednesday at the Stockholm Open, 7-6(3), 6-2.

Tennis Express

The loss continues Rune’s difficult run of form since Wimbledon – the 20-year-old Dane has now lost eight of his last nine matches dating back to his quarterfinal loss to Carlos Alcaraz at the All England Club.

24-year-old Kecmanovic snapped the title defense of Rune with a steady performance that lasted one hour and 43-minutes and saw Kecmanovic convert all three break points he saw in the second set.

“I thought I played pretty well today, I’m very happy – it means a lot to finally be able to play like this,” Kecmanovic said.

The Serbian says he has been waiting a long time for a big win like the one he earned on Wednesday.

“It makes it special, I was close with some other guys this year, but I’m happy that I was able to do it," he said.

Rune’s loss opens the door for other players to gain ground on the Dane in the Race to Turin standings. He currently sits at eighth but No.9 Taylor Fritz, No.12 Tommy Paul and No.13 Alex de Minaur are all still alive this week and hoping to gain ground on the Copenhagen native.

Fritz is currently 145 points back and could take the lead if he continues to progress in Tokyo, where he is the top seed. Paul is 515 points behind and De Minaur is 595 points behind.


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