June 22, 2024

Rune has struggled for form and fitness since reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time, winning only one of his last 11 matches.

The Dane’s latest defeat came yesterday, losing in his first match at the Nordic Open to Miomir Kecmanovic, 6(4)-7 2-6.

And now tennis legend Becker has confirmed that he will be the new coach of the world No.6, “I can confirm that I am Holger Rune’s coach.

“It makes me a little proud that he asked me. The contact has existed for a long time. Now it was a very good fit. My calendar allows it and I have always been interested in Holger because he is on the tennis court with so much commitment and temperament.”

When speaking on the Eurosport Germany podcast, Becker spoke about how this partnership came about, “Holger then invited me to a training week in Monte-Carlo. I also had a long chat there with his mother Aneke and his performance coach Lapo Becherini.”

Becker continued, “The three of us are responsible for Holger from now on. Unfortunately, I can’t be at the tournament in Stockholm this week because of previously arranged appointments.

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