Holger Rune joined an exclusive club on Wednesday when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

The Danish star is one of only three active players to defeat the Serbian multiple times in tour-level matches and own a winning record against him. The other players are Nick Kyrgios (2-1) and Jiri Vesely (2-0).

Players w/Winning Record vs. Djokovic



 Andy Roddick

 Marat Safin and Jiri Vesely

 Fernando Gonzalez, Ivo Karlovic, Nick Kyrgios & Holger Rune

 Carlos Alcaraz, Taro Daniel, Antony Dupuis,
 Daniel Evans, Dennis Van Scheppingen, Filippo Volandri


Rune is now 2-1 in his ATP Head2Head series with the 38-time ATP Masters 1000 champion. Last year, aged 19, he stunned Djokovic in the final of the Rolex Paris Masters for his first Masters 1000 title.

Only three other active players have a winning record against Djokovic, and they all are 1-0 against him. Carlos Alcaraz, Daniel Evans and Taro Daniel have upset the 35-year-old once.

Djokovic only owns a losing record against just 13 players, active or inactive. Of that group, only one player has more than two wins. Former World No. 1 Andy Roddick won five of his nine matches against the Serbian.

Rune has risen to the occasion against the world’s best, tallying a 12-9 record against Top 10 players in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. 

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