Rune Finds No Answers In Shocking Second-Round Exit At Miami Open

Rune Finds No Answers In Shocking Second-Round Exit At Miami Open

by Zachary Wimer

Holger Rune had high expectations ahead of the 2024 Miami Open, but it didn't go well, as he was outplayed by an incredible Fabian Marozsan.

Every once in a while, Marozsan can produce a stunning effort to take down a Top 10 player in a shocking way. It happened last year at the Italian Open when he bested Carlos Alcaraz just days after the Spaniard won the Madrid Open.

Now, he's done it again by easily beating Rune at the Miami Open, and not many people saw it coming. The Dane doesn't have a habit of losing matches as easily as this, but we've seen it happen. It's not unheard of.

He's been playing on a pretty solid level lately, but it's not close to how he can play. This was certainly not the way he can play, as he lost the opening set 1-6. Rune didn't serve as well in that opening set, but the problem was Marozsan just outplaying him from the baseline.

The Hungarian dropped only a few points behind his serve. He also had nine winners and only two unforced errors, compared to Rune's five winners and five unforced errors. He simply played much better and outhit the Danish superstar.

The second set continued well for Marozsan. He broke his opponent pretty easily at the start, taking a 2-0 lead. Rune tried to apply pressure on Marozszan, but the Hungarian wasn't easily shaken.

He looked very comfortable in the match. Marozsan broke Rune once more for a 4-1 lead and then made it 5-1. Rune was just all out of sorts in this match, and it was weird to observe.

The final score ended up being 6-1, 6-1 for Marozsan, who recorded another Top 10 win, and he will meet Alexei Popyrin in the next round of the competition.


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