Holger Rune in the picture – Photo Getty Images
Humans have many virtues, but one of them is lack of empathy towards top athletes. Whenever a tennis player goes through a difficult phase, many pounce on him and try to explain this phase with arguments that can hurt. Unfortunately, this phenomenon knows no boundaries Holger Rune he experiences it personally. Having won just one match since the end of Wimbledon, Rune, just 20, has already experienced being praised when things go well and attacked when things go badly. And his country’s press is now suggesting that his decline in performance may be due to his new relationship with the Italian-Dutch model Carolina Donzella.
Rune, visibly shocked and irritated, explained: “You are not to blame for my sporting performance. You can make a lot of excuses and blame everyone, but I am the only one responsible for my results.”. These words were published before his participation in the ATP 250 in Stockholm 2023, a tournament in which he was the reigning champion and from which he has already been eliminated.
Since September, Holger has made his relationship official with Donzella, a 26-year-old model-influencer with over 93,000 followers on Instagram. Some Danish journalists believe that the girl may have distracted Rune, especially after the end of his collaboration with Mouratoglou.
However, the young Danish tennis player had words of praise for Boris Becker, with whom he recently began a professional collaboration. “It was a great training period. I have known Boris for a long time and he has always supported me. He gave me a lot of valuable advice when I was younger. “It’s important to have someone by my side who understands what I’m feeling because I’ve already had these experiences as an elite player,” said Rune.
Rune’s mother Aneke continues to be a key figure in his life. “I wouldn’t be the same player or the same person without her,” he said.
Finally, Boris Becker is officially Holger Rune’s new trainer. This decision comes after a week of testing between the two, which satisfied both sides. With this, Becker returns to the spotlight of world tennis and tries to give the young Dane’s career a new direction.
Francesco Paolo Villarico