Rune Declares Himself 'Fit To Play' At UTS In Oslo After Montpellier Retirement

Rune Declares Himself 'Fit To Play' At UTS In Oslo After Montpellier Retirement

by Zachary Wimer

Holger Rune suffered an injury during his recent match at the Montpellier Open, but he's already declared himself fit for the UTS in Oslo.

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown has become a pretty popular exhibition event that is held periodically throughout the year. Due to the way the calendar is organized, the event usually slots in when it can, such as this week when there are only ATP 250 tournaments played.

The next UTS event is in Oslo and will run on February 9th and 10th, with some pretty big names attending. Players who will play in Oslo include Benoit Paire, Gael Monfils, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Bublik, Andrey Rublev, Holger Rune, and Norway's Casper Ruud.

It's promising to be an interesting event, but what's more interesting is that Rune will play at the event. The Danish player was most recently in action in Montpellier, where he played well but then injured himself against Borna Coric and retired from that match.

He seemingly had an issue with his hand, which his mother confirmed after the match, admitting that he did have some discomfort. Fast-forward to today, a few days after the retirement, and Rune is apparently all good to go as he declared himself fit for the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in Oslo.

The way his mother talked about it recently was a clear indication that it was nothing serious and more something like soreness or minor tightness, but it's pretty interesting to see how quickly he made the call to play at the UTS in Oslo since it's not an important event.

The announcement that he was actually going to play came from the event, but we didn't get any statement from Rune. Maybe he'll use the event to see whether he can play, as matches are totally different compared to practices.


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