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Watch: Holger Rune yells at his player box during French Open QF

Holger Rune yells at his player box during French Open
Holger Rune yells at his player box during French Open

Holger Rune's dream run at the 2022 French Open came to an end in the quarterfinals as he succumbed to a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 loss against Norwegian eighth seed Casper Ruud.

The last-eight match went on for over three hours on Court Philippe-Chatrier during the night session and saw several engaging rallies and sensational shotmaking from both players. Ruud made the most of his experience on the big stage to eke out the win.

The match featured several controversial incidents, including a few outbursts from Rune. One incident, in particular, wherein he was seen shouting "forlade (leave)" at his player's box, caught the attention of tennis fans on social media.

Rune said 'FORLADE' which means 'LEAVE'. So his mom left.#RolandGarros @josemorgado https://t.co/57aVwVln3D

Rune, frustrated after having lost a game to the Norwegian, began shouting at his box, where his mother Aneke Rune was present. The Danish youngster could be heard yelling (translated): "If you're not helping, leave".

"If you're not helping, leave. Leave, leave," Rune could be heard shouting at his box.
Rune was playing in his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2022 French Open.
Rune was playing in his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2022 French Open.

Rune's mother, who accompanies him on the tour and has been present in all of his French Open matches this year, was spotted leaving the arena during the changeover soon after her son's outburst.

Notably, emotions ran high for the Danish youngster throughout the encounter and he also had a few run-ins with match officials, including the chair umpire over some of the line calls. This included one on match point, which eventually went in favor of Ruud.

Holger Rune set to rise to career-high ranking of 28

Rune during his quarterfinal encounter at the 2022 French Open.
Rune during his quarterfinal encounter at the 2022 French Open.

Despite his loss to Casper Ruud in the quarterfinals, Holger Rune has plenty of positives to take away from his performances over the course of the fortnight in Paris.

The youngster scored big wins over Denis Shapovalov, Hugo Gaston and last year's French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas en route to his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal.

As a result, Rune is projected to rise 12 places in the ATP rankings to a new career-high of No. 28 on Monday. He is the second-highest ranked player under the age of 20 behind World No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz.

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Edited by Keshav Gopalan
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