The German former professional tennis player, Boris Becker, has recently announced the termination of his coaching relationship with the rising Danish tennis star, Holger Rune. Unfortunately, the partnership has ended after a short period of less than four months. Becker made it apparent that the demands of coaching a young, promising athlete like Rune required a level of commitment and availability that he was unable to provide. He explained that due to a multitude of professional and personal commitments, he could not dedicate the necessary time and effort to help Rune reach his potential. Becker made this announcement on a social media platform known as X, which was previously known as Twitter.
Becker, a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, had only assumed the coaching role for Rune in October of the previous year. This marked Becker’s return to the coaching world after a hiatus of almost seven years. During their short stint together, Becker guided the 20-year-old Rune to the ATP finals in Turin. Unfortunately, Rune was unable to advance beyond the second round at the Australian Open, despite daily communication with Becker. During this time, Becker was not present at the tournament, as he was working as a tennis analyst and co-commentator for the broadcasting TV station Eurosport, based in Germany.
Despite the abrupt end to their professional relationship, Becker expressed his ongoing support and well wishes for Rune. He stated, “I wish Holger all the best and will always be his biggest fan. I really enjoyed this journey together.” At the start of their partnership, Rune was ranked sixth in the world rankings and has since moved to number seven. Becker’s coaching prowess was previously demonstrated during his tenure as coach of the Grand Slam record champion, Novak Djokovic, between 2013 and 2016. Under Becker’s guidance, Djokovic achieved numerous victories and reclaimed his position at the top of the ATP rankings.