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Denmark vs Norway: Holger Rune, Casper Ruud fight for 2022 French Open semifinal slot


Two of the four semifinal spots in the 2022 French Open men’s singles are still up for grabs. One of the two vacant spots will be given to either Holger Rune, 19, of Charlottenlund, Copenhagen, Denmark and Casper Ruud, 23, of Oslo, Norway.

Already in the semifinals, Rafael Nadal, 35, Manacor, Mallorca, Spain and Alexander Zverev, 25, of Hamburg, Germany will fight for one of the two final spots. For the other final spot, the winner of the quarterfinal match between Rune and Ruud will face the winner of the other quarterfinal match between Andrey Rublev, 24, of Moscow, Russia and Marin Čilić, 33, of Croatia.


Held at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, France, the 2022 French Open started on May 22, 2022 and will culminate on June 5, 2022. It is the 125th edition of the grand slam tennis tournament.

The defending champion of the men’s singles is Novak Djokovic, 35, of Serbia. He finished in the quarterfinals after losing to Nadal.


Rune solely represented Denmark in the 2022 French Open men’s singles. He defeated Denis Shapovalov, 23, of Canada in the first round, Henri Laaksonen, 30, of Zurich, Switzerland in the second round, Hugo Gaston, 21, of Fonsorbes, France in the third round and Stefanos Tsitsipas, 23, of Athens, Greece in the fourth round.

Ruud is the only player representing Norway in the 2022 French Open men’s singles. He defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 27, of Gingins, Switzerland in the first round, Emil Ruusuvuori, 23, of Helsinki, Finland in the second round, Lorenzo Sonego, 27, of Turin, Italy in the third round and Hubert Hurkacz, 25, of Wroclaw, Poland in the fourth round.

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