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Holger Rune wins the BMW Open by American Express and a fully-electric BMW i4 M50.

+++ Final opponent Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) forced to retire +++ Winner’s Car manufactured at 100-year-old BMW Group Plant Munich +++ Krawietz and Mies win the doubles +++

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+++ Final opponent Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) forced to retire +++ Winner’s Car manufactured at 100-year-old BMW Group Plant Munich +++ Krawietz and Mies win the doubles +++

 

Munich. The winner of the 2022 BMW Open by American Express is Holger Rune. Having dispatched top seed Alexander Zverev (GER) in the second round, the Dane triumphed at MTTC Iphitos to claim his first ATP title and pick up a cheque for € 81,310. The 19-year-old was also received the champion’s Lederhose, traditionally presented at the ATP World Tour event in Munich, as well as the fully-electric Winner’s Car – the BMW i4 M50 in Frozen Portimao Blue metallic (combined power consumption: 22.5 – 18.0 kWh/100 km, acc. WLTP; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km). The Gran Coupé is the first fully-electric BMW consistently aimed at providing great driving dynamics. The car was manufactured at BMW Group Plant Munich, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Like all the other plants in the global BMW Group production network, it is setting new benchmarks and defining the automobile production of the future.

“On behalf of the BMW Group, I would like to congratulate Holger Rune on his fantastic performance at the 2022 BMW Open by American Express and hope he enjoys a lot of driving pleasure with the BMW i4 M50. The BMW i4 proves emphatically how well fully-electric mobility and sporty, dynamic driving go together – and that makes it the perfect car for a champion,” said Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales, at the presentation ceremony. “A big thank you goes to the organisers MMP Event, MTTC Iphitos, all the partners and volunteers, and the more than 40,000 tennis fans, who all contributed to making this an extremely successful and atmospheric tournament week.”

In the final, Rune’s opponent Botic van de Zandschulp from the Netherlands was forced to retire due to acute illness with the score at 4:3.

“Even though I certainly didn’t want to win in this manner, I am absolutely delighted with my first ATP title. The week was superb, I really love Munich and the fans. The atmosphere was fantastic“, said Rune, after receiving the trophy from Minister President of Bavaria, Markus Söder. BMW Brand Ambassador Lena Gercke had driven the BMW i4 M50 onto centre court and then took the beaming winner for a lap of the red clay. The Dane does not yet have a driving license but now has a fine incentive to take his test. “I am going to get my driving license as soon as possible, so that I can drive this brilliant BMW i4“, said Rune, who has moved up to 44th in the world rankings and announced that he plans to return to Munich to defend his title next year.

The doubles at the 2022 BMW Open by American Express was won by Kevin Krawietz und Andreas Mies from Germany, who triumphed 4:6, 6:4, 10:7 against Brazilian Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez from Spain.

 

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