In the last few hours a piece of news has alarmed Holger Rune's fans. As reported by the Danish site Jyllands - Posten, the young tennis player stopped during one of his last training sessions on the eve of the start of Wimbledon, and accused a back problem.
At the moment it would not seem like something very serious but there is anxiety in view of his first round match, scheduled for Tuesday, with Holger who will face world number 367 George Loffhagen. The tennis player's mother released brief statements to TV 2 and revealed: "I still don't know anything at the moment but they tell me that he is undergoing physical treatments." Rune showed up at the press conference without any particular problems and his physical condition was not discussed but what appears certain is that he is not in the best physical condition for Tuesday's match.
Will, Rune, be able to play at Wimbledon?
On clay and hard-courts, Rune proved to be very competitive while on grass again he has to show that. In recent days he has won his first career matches on this surface but the Nordic athlete himself has made it clear that he does not feel favored on this surface.
He recently played in the Queen's tournament where he lost to the Australian Alex De Minaur in the semifinals: a one-sided match with the Australian tennis player who showed greater affinity for this surface. In the quarter-finals Holger had beaten Lorenzo Musetti in two sets, a challenge that created several controversies in the post-match and where the Italian's coach himself had complained about Holger's behaviour.
Rune is one of the most awaited tennis players in London, for the eagerly awaited edition of Wimbledon. He is part of that group of tennis players who will try to do everything to stop the big favorite of the tournament, Novak Djokovic, and world number one Carlos Alcaraz.
The Danish tennis player has won a Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy so far in his career but now he is aiming for something more even during the Grand Slam tournaments.