June 14, 2024

2R2MF05 Rome, Italy. 20th May, 2023. Holger Rune of Denmark celebrates during the semifinals against Casper Ruud of Norway at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia tennis tournament at Foro Italico in Rome, Italy on May 20th, 2023. Credit: Insidefoto di andrea staccioli/Alamy Live News

Tennis great Boris Becker has announced that he has split with Holger Rune after less than five months of being the Danish tennis player’s coach.

Becker said that he won’t be able to commit the kind of time required for the job going forward, having achieved the initial goal of Rune reaching the 2023 ATP Finals.

Becker made the announcement on his X handle and there has been no reaction from the 20-year-old Rune yet.

“We started this partnership with the initial goal to reach the ATP Finals end of last year but moving forward I realised that in order for this to be successful, I would need to be available for Holger much more than I can.

Due to professional and private responsibilities, I can’t give Holger what he needs now,” Becker wrote.

Employed in Germany as a commentator and pundit, Becker is also partially restricted from travelling as a result of his imprisonment in London on bankruptcy charges.

Becker did not travel alongside the world number seven, but told reporters he spoke with Rune every day.

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