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Rune thumps Shapovalov, Medvedev cruises

Danish teenager, Holger Rune, swept aside 14th seed Denis Shapovalov in straight sets at Roland Garros on Tuesday to earn his first win in a…

Danish teenager, Holger Rune, swept aside 14th seed Denis Shapovalov in straight sets at Roland Garros on Tuesday to earn his first win in a Grand Slam tournament and confirm his status as one of the sport’s brightest prospects.

The 19-year-old, who won his maiden tour title in Munich this month, powered past the Canadian world number 15 with ease, winning 6-3 6-1 7-6(4) and showing no nerves.

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Meanwhile, world number two Daniil Medvedev coasted into the second round, beating Argentina’s 103rd-ranked Facundo Bagnis 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

The second seed hit 35 winners and broke eight times against Bagnis, who suffered a nasty slip while serving in the second set and sported a heavily strapped right calf.