Holger Rune breaks silence after Boris Becker split

The Dane lost his second coach within two months

By Web Desk
February 07, 2024
Holger Rune is the world no.7 tennis player. — Reuters

Holger Rune issued a statement after Boris Becker announced that he is parting ways with the Danish star just months after becoming his coach.

Rune has not yet spoken publicly about the matter but he issued a statement to Danish Media who manages his communication.

The Dane stated that he wants to work with those who have the same vision as him and whom he would trust to achieve his goals.

“As you know, I have tried different coaching constellations during the last 12 months. After working with the same coach for 15 years, my entire tennis life, it is not easy to find the perfect match on the first try.” Rune said in a press release.

“I have learned a lot and found out what is important for me to feel good and at the same time develop as I want. I have big ambitions and big goals, and I need people around me who have the same vision. And people I can trust to achieve my goals. I need people who know me – who can be there all the time.

“It gives me security and joy in a world with changing environments and conditions every week. I would like to thank everyone involved in the process, Lars, Boris, Severin, I love you.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Becker confirmed in a social media post that he is stepping down as Rune’s manager with immediate effect due to his busy schedule.

"I would like to inform you that I will step down as the head coach of Holger Rune with immediate effect,” Becker said in a statement.

“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. I wish him only the very best and I’m always going to be his number one fan. I truly appreciated this journey together.”