Boris Becker reacts to Roger Federer's ex-coach joining him in coaching Holger Rune

In 2024, Rune will be working with Becker and Severin Luthi.

by Dzevad Mesic
Boris Becker reacts to Roger Federer's ex-coach joining him in coaching Holger Rune
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Boris Becker says he is "excited" and "honored" to be joining forces with Severin Luthi in coaching Holger Rune. After hiring former six-time Grand Slam champion Becker in October, Rune also hired Roger Federer's former long-time coach Luthi this week.

Becker and Luthi are one of the biggest coaching names in tennis and Rune has managed to add them both to his coaching staff. "I am very excited and honoured that Seve has joined our team @holgerrune2003! Tennis is maybe an individual sport, but it always takes a team effort to succeed," Becker wrote on X.

Rune adds Luthi to work alongside Becker

"Very Happy to welcome Severin to my team alongside Boris," Rune announced on Instagram on Wednesday. Between late October and November, Rune was accompanied by Becker in three tournaments.

Their trial period went extremely well as Rune and Becker easily agreed to continue working together. "I am very excited to continue my partnership with @holgerrune in 2024. We are building a team around Holger to bring out the best version of himself, on and off the court," Becker announced after the ATP Finals.

Prior to hiring Becker, Rune was in a series of negative results and early exits. But after hiring Becker, Rune's instantly started rediscovering his old form and his results improved. “It’s never easy to reverse a negative spiral like the one I went through, and he helped me do it.

I’ve come back from almost nowhere, from a period where I was losing all the time in the first round to a big match like this against Novak, close to my best level. Two months ago, I would certainly have lost this match in two sets.

It just goes to show how far I’ve come," Rune said of Becker's influence after their second tournament together in Paris. It will be interesting to see how much Becker and Luthi can improve Rune's game.

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