Runes will face Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters finals after beating the top 10 in four straight games this week. The 19-year-old was on the verge of elimination in round one as Stan Wawrinka held match point in their clash before the Danes recovered the victory in three sets before making it to the final.
But reports said Wawrinka told the teenager not to “act like a baby” when they shook hands in front of the net, something Luane’s mum and manager Anker later denied. It isn’t the first time the two-time champion has been embroiled in a brawl after Luther was accused of yelling at him after a French Open clash earlier this year.
“As you do better, more attention, more people are interested in you. I think that’s a positive thing. It shows that I’m winning battles and beating some great people. When you play better, more people talk about you. So I think it’s a regular thing.
Rune has debunked one of the theories about competition with Wawrinka as he and the three-time Grand Slam champion exchanged friendly comments on social media following speculation the Swiss star has a net No. 18 in the world.
Luther denied having had an altercation with Rune after the teenager accused him of yelling in his face after losing at the French Open. The world number four beat No. 18 6-1 4-6 7-6(2) 6-3 in the quarter-finals, with the 19-year-old accusing the finalist of coming toward him in the locker room and front of his face yelling.
“He made fun of me in the locker room. He walked up to me and yelled ‘YEEESS’ in my face,” Rudd said, although Rudd’s father denied the claim and said the Dane was lying.