Holger Rune Reunites with Patrick Mouratoglou
Holger Rune playing at the Open Sud de France. February 2, 2024. Montpellier, France. Photo courtesy: Open Sud de France-Montpellier.

Having worked together on multiple occasions, World No. 7 Holger Rune and French coach Patrick Mouratoglou reunite to write a new chapter in their long partnership history, just ahead of the Mexican Open, the pair confirmed through social media.

Dane Holger Rune confirmed the start of a new career journey alongside coach Patrick Mouratoglou, writing on his X official account: “Sometimes you must try a variety of things to find out what works for you and what does not.

In the recent months, I have learned a lot about what’s important for me. With Patrick, I did some of my greatest triumphs, and I believe he can help me achieve my goals.”

The 20-year-old, who reached a career-high of World No. 4 last August, has failed to find consistency throughout 2023, a year in which he also struggled with physical issues.

Meanwhile, the young star made significant changes to his team, hiring six-time major champion Boris Becker in October ahead of the ATP Finals, a partnership extended into 2024.

At the time, Becker took to social media, asserting: “I am very excited to continue my partnership with @holgerrune2003 in 2024. We are building a team around Holger to bring out the best version of himself, on and off the court.”

In December, the Danish player reinforced his team by adding Roger Federer’s former coach, Severin Luthi.

However, the Becker-Luthi era was short-lived, following a frustrating second-round exit to French Arthur Cazaux at the Australian Open by mid-January.

Under Mouratoglou’s mentorship, Rune cracked into the top 10 for the first time in his young career after claiming his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title by defeating Novak Djokovic at the Rolex Paris Masters 2022 final, held in November at the Accor Arena in Paris-Bercy.

Nonetheless, their collaboration concluded after nine successful months in which Rune also reached the finals in Monte-Carlo, Rome, adding the Stockholm and Munich trophies to his name.

They parted ways in April only to agree on a new stint last August before the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati.

In September, long-time trainer Lars Christensen took over the role of coach to the 4-time tour-level titlist; the saga unfolded with Becker stepping in for the remainder of the season on a trial period.

Addressing their 2024 reunion, Mouratoglou shared his thoughts on his Instagram account: “I am excited to start a new collaboration with Holger Rune. We have known each other since he was 13 years old. I always believed in his potential. He has high goals, and so do I for him.”

It is the start of a new adventure. See you guys in Acapulco, Indian Wells, and Miami.”

Cecilia demartini
Sports Pundit staff writer @ceci_2812
Cecilia is a writer and journalist, passionate about motorsport and tennis.Her articles are published in newspapers and international online publications.

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