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‘Hungry as It Gets’ – Martina Navratilova Heaps Praise on 19-Year-Old Young Gun From Denmark

Published 05/24/2022, 7:33 AM EDT

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The American tennis player Martina Navratilova is one of the best female tennis players ever. The 18-time grand slam winner was a champion of her time. As she topped the WTA rankings for 332 weeks, which is only second behind Steffi Graf.

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Although, after her retirement from professional tennis, Navratilova is currently one of the best tennis experts in the world. Also, she keeps a keen eye on everything going on in the tennis world. And never shies away from giving her opinion on hot and debatable topics. Given her vast experience, the 65-year-old always answers various questions from her fans on social media. Responding to a similar question asked by one of her fans, the former world number 1 expressed her opinion about a young and rising tennis star.


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Martina Navratilova Impressed With Danish Rising Star

Replying to one of her fans’ query regarding the Danish rising star Holger Rune. She said that the 19-year-old is hungry for success and is a really good player.

“Yup. He is a good one. Hungry as it gets.” She replied.


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Also, the appreciation from one of the best tennis players was happily received by the young tennis prodigy. As he replied to the same tweet thanking Martina for her kind words.

The 19-year-old tennis star from Denmark is all set to play his trade in the French Open.

Rune will be playing his first match today against the Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov.

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Danish tennis sensation Holger Rune attracted the world’s attention when he won the French Open boys’ singles titles back in 2019. However, the youngster turned pro in the following year. Although his breakthrough performance came in the year 2021, in the US Open. When he won the second set against current world number 1, Novak Djokovic.

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However, Novak won the game. But the entire world took notice of the potential young Dane showed that day. The Danish sensation is in a brilliant form currently. As he has gone 17-4 in the European clay season. Also, he recently won his first main tour title in Munich and reached the semifinals of Lyon last week.


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Although the young lad looks promising, he will have a stiff competition to face and still has got a lot to prove.

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Gaurav Verma


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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.
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