19-Year-Old Tennis Prodigy, Trained by Serena Williams’ Former Coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Gets Smoked Online for Acting Like a ‘Clown’ to Stan Wawrinka at Indian Wells

Published 03/14/2023, 2:05 AM EDT

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The previous season’s ATP Paris Masters featured one of the most heated matches between Stan Wawrinka and Holger Rune, as a lot of words were exchanged. It was the Danish tennis player who prevailed in their first meeting on the men’s circuit. After that match, Wawrinka was apparently not impressed with the ward of Serena Williams‘ former coach and gave him some blunt advice.

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They faced off again at the ongoing BNP Paribas Open, but this time the Swiss tennis star triumphed. Unfortunately, another unpleasant exchange was witnessed between the two as Rune tried to bring to light their previous season’s drama. Taking note of that, the fans slammed the Danish star for his disrespectful demeanor.

Holger Rune gets criticized by fans after his match against Stan Wawrinka


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After their first meeting on the ATP Tour, Stan Wawrinka had some blunt advice for the 19-year-old player who was really loud at the Paris Masters. The Swiss tennis legend told him “to stop acting like a baby,” after getting knocked out of the tournament. And the Danish tennis player hasn’t forgotten about their heated conversation.

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Rune made it clear during their second meeting at the Indian Wells Masters, where he faced an early-round defeat against the former French Open champion. After the match, Rune asked him, “do you have anything to say to me now,” as he tried to bring their previous season’s drama.


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Their unpleasant exchange was also witnessed by the fans when the official Instagram page of Tennis TV posted a video clip of the same. The entire tennis community flocked to the comments section to criticize the 19-year-old ATP player for his disrespectful behavior and sportsmanship.


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Here’s how the fans reacted to Rune and Wawrinka’s controversial incident,

“He’s a good player but wow I just have such a dislike for Holger’s attitude”

“Holger acts as he already won everything there is”

“stan has nothing to say now, he shows it by winning”

“What you want me to say? Stan just don’t gaf Lmao”

“Holger is amazing talent and future of our sport but he needs to improve his behaviour and sportsmanship”

“He should tell him “Don’t act like a baby again””

“To quote a great player: Rune is a small kid who doesn’t know how to fight.”

“All Rune did there was proving Stan’s point and hurting his self image once again. Sometimes it’s best to stay quiet when emotions are running high.”


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“HOLGER RUNE biggest clown on the circuit”

“Well he’s still being a child o but now Stan shut the kids mouth on the court with class, always respectful. Rune will never even get close to what Stan has done in this era with such players. But yeah whatever Rune”

“Rune honestly is a brat but Stan’s “advice” to him was more of a shot after a loss than Stan being a nice guy trying to help him”


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What do you think of Rune’s behavior with the Swiss tennis legend? Let us know in the comments section.



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Anurag Gusain


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Anurag Gusain is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in English from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching superstar Rafael Nadal play.
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