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“Felt Like I’m Roger Federer”: Holger Rune Responds to Receiving Crowd Support Against Novak Djokovic at US Open 2021

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In the first round of the US Open 2021, Novak Djokovic took on the young Holger Rune. Contrary to what many expected, Rune put up a phenomenal fight against the World No.1. He was positive, determined, and riled on by the crowd. Despite losing the match, it was a brilliant exposure for the Danish player against one of the world’s best. In a recent candid chat, Rune spoke about how the crowds in New York made him feel like Roger Federer.

Walking out onto Arthur Ashe stadium for the first time ever, nerves could have easily gotten the better of the 18-year-old. But this wasn’t the case, as he seemed confident right from the get-go. Though the young qualifier was pummeled in the opening set, he never lost hope. Surprisingly enough, the crowd was backing Rune all the way.

Throughout the course of the match, the packed Arthur Ashe crowd chanted “Rune! Rune!” in favor of Denmark’s rising talent. Although it sounded like they were booing, they were in fact backing the inexperienced youngster. This surely helped, as Holger Rune claimed the second set, before eventually bowing out. Nonetheless, it was a great match from him against one of the tour’s finest.

It is not very common for a qualifier making his debut, to receive such loud cheers. As is the case with Novak Djokovic many-a-time, he was not the fan-favorite on the night. Yet, as he does most of the time, he drew out his inner mental strength to overcome the challenge. In a recent chat with Patrick Mouratoglou, the teenager reflected on his Round-1 performance.

Asked by Patrick Mouratoglou on Instagram how it felt to have a packed Arthur Ashe stadium chanting his name during last night’s match, Holger Rune says:

“I felt like I’m Roger Federer out there” pic.twitter.com/VrLijMCPKW

— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) September 1, 2021

Speaking about the match, he told the tennis coach about the unexpectedness in receiving such loud cheers. Upon being asked about the atmosphere in the night session, Rune had a hilarious response. “I felt like I’m Roger Federer out on the court,” said the Dane. He also suggested that though the scoreboard may not have shown it, he felt like he played at a high level throughout the match.

What did you make of Holger Rune’s performance at Flushing Meadows? There is no doubt that he has the weapons to become a great player for the future. We hope to see the Danish star back on the big stage soon, as he was surely an entertaining asset on the court!

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CONTROVERSY. Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend Cordae brags his relationship with the world no.2

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Naomi Osaka has been dating her boyfriend Cordae for more than 2 years often sparking some controversy. Cordae is an up-and-coming American rapper that loves sending strong messages. Last year, on the occasion of the US Open, he was wildly criticized for showing the middle finger when taking some pictures with Naomi Osaka after she won the trophy. That looked extremely inappropriate also because he was stealing the scene of his girlfriend with that questionable gesture.

Cordae has just launched a song, “More Life”, boasting his relationship with Naomi using the following (strong) words: “My girl a tennis star, you niggas out here marrying hoes.”

According to the comments, many people didn’t really like this.

Cordae and Naomi Osaka are a power couple pic.twitter.com/o8PIpGLpfa

— brown (@BrownRapFan) April 22, 2021

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Why Rafael Nadal only had one girlfriend in his life

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ABC gave more details on Maria Francisca Perello, Rafael Nadal’s longtime girlfriend and future wife. Maria studied Administration and Direction of companies in the Balearic Islands University. She did not make people notice she was Nadal’s girlfriend.

Then she started working in the department of Communication in Palma de Mallorca. Then she worked in London for Mapfre, which is connected to Nadal. She is currently the director of social integration of the Rafa Nadal Foundation which is based in Barcelona and ran by Nadal’s mother Ana Maria Parera.

In 2013 the couple bought a €4 million worth chalet where they live. Maria understands the sacrifices that her future husband does to keep competing at the highest level. They started dating each other in 2005. She rarely speaks about their relationship.

In 2011, she told John Carlin, writer of Rafa: My Story book, explaining why Nadal often goes to the tournaments being alone: “Travelling around the world would not be good for me and him either. If I followed him everywhere, I think we could stop getting well each other.”

A close source to the couple told ABC: “She gave him his room to relax and not feel tense. When one like Nadal goes through so much pressure he needs to be calm.” In an interview to TODAY Serena Williams was asked her thoughts on her sister Venus as an auntie.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner praised what she considers her best friend. “She’s great. None of us grew up! We’re all just a bunch of kids having fun”, said Serena who became mother of a daughter called Olympia in September 2017.

I feel like things should have changed more,” said Serena, who added: “I feel like the older (Olympia) gets, the more I go back to being how I was. I don’t know if that’s normal, but that (pre-baby life) started coming back for me.”

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Naomi Osaka Boyfriend: Tennis Star’s Rapper Boyfriend Didn’t Know She Played Tennis

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Naomi Osaka boyfriend: Osaka’s boyfriend – Cordae – was unaware of her tennis fame until after they started dating in 2019 and attended the US Open.

In a few years, Naomi Osaka has made herself at home in everyone’s hearts. She has bagged four Grand Slam titles and is without a doubt one of the best tennis players in the world. Her boyfriend, however, remained unaware of her being a tennis star until after he started dating her.

Naomi Osaka boyfriend: Who is Naomi Osaka dating?
As of now, the 23-year-old tennis star is dating Cordae Amari Dunston – mostly known as Cordae. While Naomi Osaka Cordae have been dating for quite some time now, Cordae was not really aware of Osaka’s tennis fame. “It’s not my sport,” the Grammy-nominated artist said during an interview. “If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they’re just a part of the culture.”

Later, the rapper even admitted that he felt out of place during the 2019 US Open. “I don’t know if I ever told Naomi this or not, but I felt really out of place. Like, that was my first time being in an environment like that in my entire life,” he said while talking to GQ. He added that it was his first tennis match, and he went to schools where the majority of the kids were Black. As a result, it was “weird” for him to be in that space.

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Cordae, a rapper, moved to LA after college for his career. He released mixtapes as a teenager, going by the name of “Entendre”. He worked on raps as a hobby till 2018, slowly gaining interest later. He was a TBN collective member and was “YBN Cordae” while with them. Last year, he was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys.

Is Naomi Osaka in a relationship? How did Naomi Osaka meet Cordae?

The couple, per reports, met in 2019. They dated in secret for around a year, before going for a date at a LA Clippers game. “I just remember seeing that there were so many people who wanted to take a picture with him,” Osaka said about their first date. ” And I just thought it was really cool how friendly and welcoming he was with everyone”.

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Osaka also revealed that she has been on tour with Cordae, which was like a fun adventure for her. Since then, Osaka has been introduced to a lot of older music by Cordae, which she said was interesting about him, “He knows the whole catalogue of everyone,” she said. “I feel like the knowledge that he has about his craft and his passion is so much more vast than mine”.

It’s Naomi Osaka walking infront of her billboards while wearing Cordae’s record label @hilevel merch for me!! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/qkgXior7oN

— UnapologeticAyesha (@AyeshaAlerts) May 21, 2021
Cordae also spoke about them keeping their relationship private, and how they rarely post intimate moment which they consider sacred. “A relationship is really a sacred thing. Once you let outside influences get into it, it becomes less sacred”.

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