“Can guide you in the right way,” Holger Rune expresses his trust in coach Boris Becker to win his maiden Grand Slam title
Holger Rune expresses his delight in having Boris Becker as his coach and feels his being an ex-player makes him understand the Dane's feelings and emotions.
Boris Becker and Holger Rune ( Credits: LatestLY)
The former German tennis player and legend, Boris Becker, who was recently roped in as the full-time coach of Holger Rune, has already started winning over the Dane with his useful insights into his game.
The World No. 8 seems to be pleased with the German legend, as his way of coaching and going about the sport is something that resonates with the 2022 Paris Masters champion. Expressing his trust in his coach, the Dane stated:
When you get those emotions on the court, he knows the feeling, he knows what you're going through and can guide you in the right way.
After a brief trial period in October, the Dane and his team confirmed the full-time role of the former World No. 1 in his management. The 20-year-old feels that his experience and the fact that he was a tennis player who has undergone all the struggles and phases of being a player give him an advantage as they will give him useful insights.
He hopes to be able to win his first Grand Slam title under the guidance of the three-time Wimbledon champion.
Boris Becker was also the coach of the 24-time Grand Slam title champion, Novak Djokovic, and has had a good stint with the Serbian, as they won a lot of major tournaments in their time together. Coming to the young Dane, he will have to use another approach to regain Holger Rune’s form to help him win his maiden Grand Slam title soon.
A look at Holger Rune’s 2023 season
The season started disappointingly for the Dane following his early exit from the Australian Open. However, the World No. 8 had an impressive clay court season, losing out to Casper Ruud in the quarterfinals of the French Open earlier this year.
He reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon as well, crashing out to the eventual champion, Carlos Alcaraz.
His struggles continued in the last Grand Slam title of the year as he suffered an early first-round exit at the US Open. However, following his pairing up with the six-time Grand Slam champion, Boris Becker, the 20-year-old started finding his rhythm yet again as he reached the finals of the indoor tournament in Basel, Switzerland.
The Dane also managed to finish the year in the top 8, and his stint with the former German player will be an interesting one to follow in the upcoming 2024 season.
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