The success of Christopher Rungkat as he finished at the top 32 of the 2019 French Open became an achievement that’s sparked the world of Indonesian tennis in the middle of this year.
Although his steps were stopped there, the achievement has incised a historical record as the first Indonesian tennis player to reach the last 32 of the world Grand Slam tournament. Paired with Taiwanese Hsieh Cheng-Peng, Christopher Rungkat competed against a pair of French tennis players, G. Barrere / Q. Halys, on Saturday, June 1, 2019 local time. Through a fierce match, Christopher Rungkat had to acknowledge the superiority of the host pair through three sets with a score of 6-7 (8), 6-3, 3-6.
Nevertheless, Christopher Rungkat managed to get an additional ATP double ranking points of 90 points, which will certainly affect his ranking movement which is currently ranked 75th in the ATP double top. In line with his hopes of making Roland Garros the ground stone for “going up the class” to a higher level, Christopher Rungkat is ready to target the next tournament target as part of his efforts to reach the top 10 double ATP rankings.
“I learned a lot by competing in Grand Slam class tournaments. There are still many that can be improved, of course this is one of the benchmarks to reach the next target in the next big tournament. I hope that I can still make even higher achievements for Indonesian tennis, ” Christopher Rungkat said optimistically at the end of the match.
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