The relationship between Danish tennis player Holger Rune and former Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou has officially ended. The mother of the young tennis player, Anike, announced it to the media. She told: "It just didn’t work out.
Right now it is important that Holger finds the right team, that he can have for a long time. He has decided that isn’t with Patrick." The Danish tennis player has just been eliminated in the first round of the 2023 US Open by Roberto Carballes Baena in four sets.
Finisce il rapporto di collaborazione tra Holger Rune e Patrick Mouratoglou.
Lo ha annunciato la madre Aneke ai media. pic.twitter.com/Tdg2ASiCsb — Quindici Zero 🎾 (@quindicizero) August 31, 2023
Holger Rune's mom announces his son's partnership with Mouratoglou now definitely over.
"It just didn’t work out. Right now it is important that Holger finds the right team, that he can have for a long time. He has decided that isn’t with Patrick”, she told @jakobkloecker.
Mom… pic.twitter.com/jIqY62kRyD — José Morgado (@josemorgado) August 31, 2023
The Holger Rune controversy in New York
Holger Rune's premature elimination at the US Open cannot be considered a real surprise.
The Dane had to deal with a back injury in recent weeks and, during the match with Roberto Carballes Baena, he required the intervention of a physiotherapist due to a problem with his left leg. The Spaniard took advantage of the situation and defeated the number four seed by the final score of 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
On the eve of the last Grand Slam of the year, Rune had made fun of the decision made by the tournament organizers who planned his debut on Court 5. At the press conference, the 20-year-old reiterated: "It's not difficult to play on this field, but it's different.
You are closer to the audience. The atmosphere is beautiful. I just didn't expect to play on this court. I think it's normal, when you climb the ranks, to get some benefits and play in better conditions. This is the way the ATP has always done him with all players.
They didn't do it with me. It's disappointing, but I absolutely don't want to blame the court for today's loss. He was very solid and I congratulate him. I posted that tweet just for fun. Obviously I wasn't happy when I saw the show.
I tried to get an explanation and they told me what we all already know: they prefer to have American tennis players play on the main courts. All right, I'm used to it. But this is not the reality. It's hard, because when you ask more questions, they don't answer anymore." Rune then focused on the complicated approach to the US Open: "They have been difficult weeks.
I had a setback after the tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati, where I also had to withdraw. It was not the best preparation in sight of a Grand Slam. I'm not satisfied with the result and neither with my tennis. There's only one way to go forward: keep working."
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