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Published 12/20/2023, 8:48 PM EST

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As Holger Rune prepares for the 2024 season, he has already started working on getting the best people in his team who can help him achieve better results. After teaming up with Novak Djokovic’s former team member Boris Becker, the new member whom Holger Rune has decided to add to his team is from Roger Federer’s team. It is Severin Luthi, who was a long-time coach for the team Roger Federer and even a close personal friend afterward. It seems like Holger Rune is picking the best of the members from people who have shown amazing results on the court.

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A selective team of Holger Rune

Having a great team that can help you perform at your best on the court is crucial for any sportsperson. And it seems like Holger Rune is doing a great job at that. He had previously teamed up with Boris Becker, who was formerly Novak Djokovic’s teammate. And now he has added another star, Severing Luthi, to his team.

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Severin Luthi trained Roger Federer for the longest time. He was the longest-standing member of his team. And now both Becker and Luthi are going to help shape the future of Holger Rune on the tennis court and in upcoming tournaments in 2024. Boris Becker also posted about Severin Luthi joining their team in his official Instagram post.

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He wrote, “I feel very excited and honored that Seve has joined our team @holgerrune ! Tennis is maybe an individual sport, but it always takes a team effort to succeed. #onwardsandupwards #teamrune 🎾” To which even Severin Luthi responded, “Thank you Boris! It is a great pleasure and honor for me!” Not just their fans, but even former tennis player Alex Corretja also thinks that their coach-player relationship goes beyond amazing.

Alex Corretja finds the Becker-Rune duo to be the perfect one

In a recent interview, former tennis player Alex Corretja shared how he thinks Holger Rune partnering with Boris Becker makes a perfect coach-player combination. He feels that Becker can be very influential in making sure that Rune handles his emotions on the court very well. He also added that Becker was a star before and then became a great coach.

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So, he knows how to manage different situations and his emotions. Further, he also shared that Boris Becker has been with a lot of players who are or were number 1, so Holger Rune’s future is very bright if he continues to go with Boris Becker.

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Ishmeet Kaur

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Growing up, I was always drawn to tennis and would spend hours watching matches on TV. It's no surprise that I eventually pursued a career in sports journalism, with a focus on the racket sport.?As a tennis sportswriter for EssentiallySports, I've had the opportunity to cover some of the biggest tournaments.
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