Holger Rune is a Danish professional tennis player. As of September 27, 2021, he holds a career high ranking of 124. He is also currently the Danish No.1 in men’s singles. He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters tall. His listed weight is 169 lbs or 77 kg. Rune turned pro in 2020 and has had a stellar career so far. A right-handed player, he has a two-handed backhand. Holger is coached by Lars Christensen and he is a product of Mouratoglou Academy.
Holger was born on April 29, 2003 to parents Aneke Rune and Anders Nodskov. He has a sibling named Alma. He began playing tennis at the age of 6 and he was coached by Christensen as a child. Christensen remains as his head coach during his professional career. He credits his mother as being one of his biggest inspirations. Rune grew up idolizing tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
He had an impressive Junior Career. In 2014, he was the Danish U12 champion for mixed doubles. He shared this with Clara Tauson. A few years later, he won the U14 European singles championship. At 15 years old, he broke the record for the youngest male Danish champion by winning the 2019 tournament. In the same year, he won the 2019 French Open Boy’s Singles when he defeated Toby Alex Kodat. This win gave him a wildcard for the 2019 Blois ATP Challenger, which he also won. On October 28, 2019, he was ranked No.1 in the ITF Juniors ranking. He also served as practice partner for the 2019 ATP Finals.
At 16, he turned pro in 2020. He got a wildcard for the qualifying rounds at the 2020 Auckland Open. He lost to Vasek Pospisil. In the same year, he became the youngest player to ever compete at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown. He won his first ITF Title in September 2020 in Switzerland. Before the end of the year, he would win two more ITF titles.
2021 proved to be a great year for Rune. This was when he won his first ATP match and he went on to his first ATP finals. In this year, he also received three Challenger Titles, and made his Grand Slam debut. It was also in 2020 when he broke into the Top 150 rankings. Unfortunately, it was in June of 2021 that Holger was fined for making homophobic slurs during the semifinals match at the ATP Challenger event in Biella.
Professional Career Highlights
Grand Slam Singles results:
- US Open - 1R (2021)
- Australian Open Junior - 2R (2019)
- French Open Junior - W (2019)
- Wimbledon Junior - 3R (2019)
- Davis Cup - 4–1