Holger Rune is a professional tennis player who was born and raised in Charlottenlund, Denmark. He is currently World Number 26 after winning one ATP Tour singles title and reaching the French Open’s quarterfinals. He was also known for reaching World Number 1 as a junior player in 2019, as he won 10 junior titles.
Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune was born in Denmark and was raised by his parents. At the age of 6, he and his sister Alma had taken an interest to play tennis, and even as children, they decided to pursue tennis seriously. Rune was under the coachmanship of Lars Christensen, who until now is still his head coach.
In 2014, Rune competed in the Danish U12 alongside Clara Tauson and they won the doubles title. 2 years after his successful stint, he enrolled at Mouratoglou Academy and by the following year, started to compete in European U14, in which he also won the championship.
Rune became the youngest Danish male champion when he won the 2019 indoor tournament. In 2019, he won the junior French Open by defeating Toby Alex Kodat. One of his most notable performances is when he won his second ATP Challenger match during the 2019 Amersfoort Challenger.
Rune became a professional tennis player at 16 years old. Due to his successful stint at the junior level, he became a wildcard player at the 2020 Auckland Open, however, he was defeated by Vasek Pospisil. In 2020, he became the youngest player to have competed in the Ultimate Tennis SHowdown.
Perhaps his most successful yet also the most controversial tennis performance was during the Biella Open, however, his victory was overshadowed by penalties due to the habitual homophobic slurs he uttered during the competition.
He eventually debuted in the Top 100 in January 2022, and he was second to Carlos Alcaraz to become the youngest player to ever achieve the Top 100.
Grand Slam Tournaments
- US Open - 1R - 2021-2022
- Wimbledon Open - 1R - 2022
- French Open - Quarter-Finals - 2022
- Australian Open - 1R - 2022