Tennis News: Holger Rune Faces Severe Blow As Coach Boris Becker Calls it Quits

Published 02/06/2024, 11:47 AM EST

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While a positive start seemed on the cards for Holger Rune and coach Boris Becker, it seems the table has flipped itself over. Boris Becker, in a shock move, announced his move out of Rune’s camp. Becker will officially step down from the position of coach for the ATP star.

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An astonishing turn of events sees a split between the German legend and the Danish superstar. In a post on X, Becker wrote, “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 n.1 fan. I truly appreciated this journey together.” According to Becker, his commitments out of the coaching sphere remained the primary cause.

At the moment, Rune might just be hanging in the limbo about coaching prospects ahead of a year that includes the Olympics.

Boris Becker drops out of Holger Rune’s camp

One of the biggest announcements of last year, Boris Becker joining hands with the young Danish gun brought a serious threat to the old guard and the new. An iconic player partnering up with a young player was almost the recipe for success. Alas, it would not be so. Becker’s departure comes amidst a mix of reasons.

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The original idea for the duo was to reach the ATP finals by the end of 2023. However, it did not happen, due to what Becker largely believes from not being able to contribute fully to Rune due to other professional commitments. As fans might remember, Boris Becker was part of the commentary side of things, alongside Nick Kyrgios.

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It became quite evident during the Australian Open and the Brisbane International that preceded the Grand Slam. With Boris Becker absent from the main team, fans saw Rune struggle with his performances at some points. Despite making it to the final of the Brisbane International, Holger Rune crashed out of the Australian Open that followed.

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The incident remains especially disappointing for fans. Fans and pros both believed Becker’s experience and coaching ability would temper Holger Rune into dominance on the court. With opponents like Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz starting to fully get into their element, seeing the partnership end is a sight for sore eyes. At the moment, it seems there is no clarity about Rune’s coaching problems in the future, in the aftermath of this seemingly amicable Boris Becker split.

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