Holger Rune banking on Boris Becker’s tips to defeat Novak Djokovic in the finals of the 2024 Australian Open and win his maiden Grand Slam title

Holger Rune made it clear that he has his eyes solely on the upcoming Australian Open and thereby is looking to beat Novak Djokovic for the ultimate showpiece.


Holger Rune banking on Boris Becker’s tips to defeat Novak Djokovic in the finals of the 2024 Australian Open and win his maiden Grand Slam title

(L-R) Holger Rune, Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker. (credits: Tennis.com, NPR)

Danish youngster Holger Rune is regarded as among the next lot of tennis prospects to take the world by storm in the coming days. Despite not having a great 2023 season by any means, Rune has put his trust in legend Boris Becker, joining forces with him. 

While Rune keeps his hunt for his first Grand Slam title, he spoke about the upcoming Slam set to take place in Australia next year. 

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Rune finished off the season ranked as World No. 8 and also reached as high as fourth midway through the year. He spoke about how pivotal Becker has been for him since joining his team and also expressed his eagerness to learn from someone as experienced as Boris.

Moreover, he also made it clear that he has his eyes solely on the upcoming Australian Open and, thereby, is looking to beat Novak Djokovic for the ultimate showpiece. 

 For me, it is very important to have someone with me who has great playing experience. Every time we train, I learn something new. Whenever I'm interested in something, I ask him and I get an excellent answer. That's why my choice would be to defeat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open.
Rune said via Kurir Sport

What makes Holger Rune’s dream of beating Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open improbable?

Holger Rune’s aim of defeating the great Novak Djokovic in an Australian Open final might end in a sad end for the Dane. Considering the performance of Djokovic in the finals of the Australian Slam, it makes him simply unplayable and unbeatable at the same time.

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Djokovic won his first-ever Grand Slam title in Australia and, to date, has yet to lose a final in the competition.

Holger Rune and Novak Djokovic ahead of their Paris Masters matchup. (credits: ATP Tour)

He first faced Jo Wilfred Tsonga way back in 2008, followed by his unbeatable performance from 2011 to 2016, winning five on the trot. He beat Andy Murray in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016 and Rafael Nadal in 2012 and 2019, with 2019 regarded by many as the most one-sided battle between the duo. 

Then he kept on his intensive form in the competition with wins over young opponents, beating Dominic Thiem in 2020, Daniil Medvedev in 2021, and lately beating Stefanos Tsitsipas this year.

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