Holger Rune started off his match against Wawrinka on Tuesday but finished it off on Wednesday in Paris beating him 4-6 7-5 7-6(3).
The Danish player had to wait a long time before finally taking the court to take on Wawrinka. Another long day in Paris ensured that for the second day in a row, the final match would finish after midnight local time. It was a good match that started well for both as we saw comfortable serving and holding early on.
Wawrinka was the first one that needed to fend off break points and he did so successfully. Rune faced break points at the worst possible time down 4-5 and he failed to save himself from losing the set. He opened the second with an early break 2-0 but gave Wawrinka a chance to battle back and the Swiss veteran took it.
Towards the end of the set, Rune found himself down 15-40 at 4-5 once more. This time around he was able to save the match points and hold the serve. He broke Wawrinka in the next game and finished it off 7-5. The final set largely went as your typical indoor match.
Only one break point chance and it was another match point for Wawrinka that he didn't use. The Danish player outplayed him in the tiebreak to take the match.