Holger Rune’s sensational run through the draw, from fending off three match points against Stan Wawrinka in the first round to beating Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the final, announced his arrival as a bona fide contender for any of the major prizes on the tour. Djokovic was the fifth top 10 player he had dispatched in swift succession. No man has ever done that before.
Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe each made a case for themselves to be considered as possible big champions of the future but Rune was the man to watch. You could not take your eyes off him as he headed for the trophy.