Italian Open: Holger Rune stuns Novak Djokovic

Holger Rune caused a major upset at the Italian Open as he defeated the defending champion Novak Djokovic in a thrilling three-set battle. The 20-year-old Danish player secured his spot in the semi-finals with a hard-fought 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory over the world number one.
Rune had previously outlasted Djokovic in three sets during last year’s Paris Masters final, and he started the match in strong form. He made an impressive start by breaking Djokovic’s serve in the opening game.
This loss means that Djokovic will relinquish his top-ranking position to Carlos Alcaraz before the French Open.