20-Year-Old ATP Star Pens Down Heart-Felt Apology as Back-to-Back Losses Hurt His Confidence After Shanghai Masters Defeat

Published 10/07/2023, 11:41 AM EDT

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Holger Rune has shaken up the tennis world! But unfortunately, it’s not in a good way; for the past few months, his performance has seen a downfall on the tennis court. And now, after facing his sixth consecutive early exit from a tournament, the 20-year-old tennis sensation shared a heartfelt message for his supporters and took a positive stand for his return.

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On one hand, the fifth-ranked tennis player has upset his fans, and her sister has lately raised another problem that has caused worry in the tennis world. Prior to his sincere apologies to his fans, his sister issued a stern warning about her family’s ongoing threats as a result of her brother’s performance.

Holger Rune pens down a heartfelt message for his fans

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After facing a first-round exit in the Shanghai Masters, Rune recently took to his Instagram account to share an apologetic message for all his fans regarding his performance in China. He faced defeat at the hands of Brandon Nakashima, even after winning two games in that encounter. He shared some pictures of himself from the first-round match and captioned his emotions in detail for his fans.

He wrote, “I Will figure things out and come back fighting again. Whatever it takes. I am truly sorry to let down my supporters yesterday. And to all my fans in China, I can’t wait to see you again and be in great shape next year 🇨🇳 @rolexshmasters is an amazing tournament.”

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Along with that, he also highlighted how he will try to get things back on track once again. He will try his best to come back stronger, and he also shared a positive approach for next year’s tournament in the same message.

Apart from this, just a day ago, his sister also shared a message for all the tennis fans, but it was not about something that she did. It was all about the online criticism she and her family have been facing for a while now.

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Holger Rune’s sister issued a stern warning

Since Wimbledon, things have not been great for the Danish player on the tennis court. While he is trying to do things correctly, tennis enthusiasts, on the other hand, are blaming her sister and their family for all the performances he has been giving for the past few months. Alma Rune took to her Instagram account to share a public statement condemning the act regarding how she was subjected to social media abuse.

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She came forward with a claim that she and her family have been receiving continuous threats on social media. Subsequently, she also warned that she would be taking the matter to the police if the threats kept on coming. Nevertheless, even after having a 50-50 season, it will be great to see how Rune makes a stronger comeback on the court. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.
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Aishwary Gaonkar

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