Ruud beats Rune to book semi-final against Zverev

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Casper RuudRuud is through to his third Grand Slam semi-final
Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 28 May-11 June
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Fourth seed Casper Ruud is through to the French Open semi-finals for a second year running after a hard-fought victory over Denmark's Holger Rune.

The Norwegian, who lost to Rafael Nadal in last year's final, won a fascinating encounter 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3.

A sluggish Rune grew into the match but was unable to stop Ruud reaching a third career Grand Slam semi-final.

Ruud will play Alexander Zverev, who beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry to cap off an emotional return to Roland Garros.

The German, 26, left the tournament in a wheelchair last year after badly damaging ankle ligaments in his semi-final against Rafael Nadal, an injury that sidelined him for several months.

But he won 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 against the unseed Argentine to continue his bid for a maiden Grand Slam title.

More to follow.

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