‘Nothing Works Without..’ – Backbone of Holger Rune’s Team Unveiled as Coach Boris Becker’s Impact Remains Secondary

Published 11/25/2023, 2:40 AM EST

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The 2023 Nitto ATP Finals gave the young Danish tennis star Holger Rune a chance to present the changes that he has adapted after tagging the legendary coach Boris Becker in his team. While their entry in Basil made fans believe that the partnership was worth a lot, Rune’s performance at the year-end event brought disappointment to the team.

Along with the disappointment, Rune also carried lessons from the defeats and an even stronger faith in his coach, Boris. While the German coach recently announced his decision to stick with the young Danish star in the upcoming season, he also dropped a surprise for team Rune by sharing his warm thoughts on the team members.

Coach Boris Becker highlights the importance of a crucial member of Team Holger Rune


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After the ATP Finals ended on a disappointing note for the young tennis sensation Holger Rune, he still managed to be unbothered by the defeat. As the legendary coach’s recent revelation about continuing the coaching partnership with Rune came out, fans could think of nothing but a bright season for the young Danish star. While the discussions were still about what this partnership could lead to, Boris Becker came forward with a new comment that turned the spotlight on young Dan’s ‘manager mom’.

As Rune looks forward to the challenges and achievements waiting for him in 2024, Becker came forward to express his thoughts about denying individual importance and promoting the value of team Rune. He mentioned, “I may be the head coach, but I’m just as important as our analyst Mike James and fitness coach Lapo Becherini.


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Along with expressing his regards to the other members, he highlighted the special value of Rune’s mom. “And in any case, Aneke (Rune) is the mum of the company – nothing works without her,said Becker, as he expressed the joy and honor of working with talented people like the analyst Mike James and the young Dan’s mom Aneke Rune.

As Boris Becker continued to share his thoughts about the indispensable role of Aneke Rune, who plays the role of the 20-year-old’s manager, he added, “It’s a team effort between Aneke, Lapo, MJ, and myself.” This acknowledgment of the collective strength and support within Team Rune gave out the essence of their collaborative nature. Along with the legendary coach, Mike James also recently came forward to share his thoughts on the remarkable collaboration.

Mike James adds to the strong support for Rune

Mike James, a crucial part of Holger Rune’s team, recently explained his role in the team. This made fans believe in the great collaboration between an analyst and coach in training a player professionally. He mentioned the use of a smart tool called the Tennis IQ platform that gives real-time data during matches. This information, as James informed, helps Coach Becker by showing things like where players stand on the court, how fast they serve, and how accurate they are.


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Talking about teamwork, Mike James said, “Boris has his own way of coaching, but what I see using the data in the match is like double-checking our lessons.”


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Highlighting the value of working together, he added, “Before, we mostly used data after matches, but doing it live during the game is super valuable.” As Holger Rune continues to train for the upcoming season, fans are convinced to forget about the ATP Finals setback and look forward to the future.


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Akshay Kapoor


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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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