In recent times, some have been blaming Rune’s girlfriend for the Dane’s poor form.
Holger Rune has come to Caroline Donzella’s defense, highlighting that his poor form is only his fault. Rune, ranked at No 6 in the world, has had a very rough last few months. Since Wimbledon, Rune has won just one match and lost seven times.
In recent times, some have been blaming Rune’s girlfriend Donzella for the 20-year-old’s poor form. In September, Rune announced his relationship with Donzella via an Instagram post. “The results are nobody’s fault. It’s my fault.
It has absolutely nothing to do with her,” Rune said in a video posted on Expressen.
Rune hires Boris Becker amid a very poor form
Last week, Rune spent a week of practice with former six-time Grand Slam champion and former world No 1 Becker.
This week, German tennis legend Becker revealed to Eurosport he will be working with Rune until at least the remainder of the 2023 season. On Wednesday, Rune was beaten by Miomir Kecmanovic in his Stockholm opener. Becker wasn’t able to accompany Rune in Stockholm but he will be with the Dane next week in Basel.
“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.
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. 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.
But I will be there in Basel at the latest, and afterwards, I will play Paris-Bercy with Holger – and hopefully help him to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. That is the big goal and that is the task,” Becker told Eurosport Germany’s podcast. It will be interesting to see if Becker can help Rune find a way out of his major slump.