David Fernandez


The 19-year-old Danish tennis player, Holger Rune (29th), spoke about his temperament and the controversies he experienced at Roland Garros, where he was seen kicking his mother out of the stadium.

Holger Rune reached the Roland Garros quarterfinals
© GettyHolger Rune reached the Roland Garros quarterfinals

Definitely Holger Rune He is one of the great promises of world tennis. At the age of 19, she reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garroswhich now allows you to be 29° in the ATP Rankings.

Of course, it was not all joy for the young Dane at the French Open, as he had to face several controversies, such as when he yelled his mother out of the stadium.

On that same occasion he had a run-in with the Norwegian Casper Ruud, whom he did not greet in a good way in the network after being defeated. Later, he had a heated exchange of words with his rival in the dressing room.

After a couple of weeks, Rune sat down to discuss his temper with his country’s newspaper Ekstra Bladet, saying he’s not worried and knows it will get better.

“If all people were the same, if we all thought the same… it would be horrible to live in this world”, Rune began referring to the criticism he has received.

“Fortunately, I have a lot of very good Danish fans and supporters who follow my career and want the best for me, something I greatly appreciate,” he added.

Then, he acknowledged: “I feel a lot about this sport, I have a lot of passion and, sometimes, I show it too much. I am 19 years old and still young. I work every day to get the positive out of my attitude, and that’s a process.”

Rune didn’t cringe when comparing himself to Roger Federer: “If you saw Roger Federer when he was young, he might have been 40 times worse than me, and he’s one of the most loved tennis players on tour, so like him, I think I have plenty of time to improve my image.”

Finally, Rune says he is confident that the public will continue to support him: “The whole stadium wanted me to win when I played Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud at Roland Garros, so I must be doing something right.”

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