Holger Rune spoke to ATP about how it felt like to serve as a hitting partner to the top eight world class players at the ATP Finals in London. The Dane enjoyed every moment of this unique experience, as he said: “It’s been an unbelievable experience for me to play with the top players.
To get information from Roger (Federer), Rafa (Nadal) and all the top guys has been awesome. It’s still amazing to be here. I’ve always believed in myself and put high goals. I always go for my goals. I just keep on going, keep working hard, keep working on the right things and I’ll get there”.
Rune also spoke about Stefanos Tsitsipas who he went to the ATP University with in 2016: “He was a hitting partner like me. Now he’s here in the final. I hope I can be here in two years. I’m going to keep working hard and hopefully get here as soon as possible."
The six-time Major winner Boris Becker spoke highly of Rune: "Good power. He's only 16, and he's already powerful with a good backhand. Don't put too much pressure on him - he needs time to develop. He has good people around him otherwise he wouldn't be so good this early", said the German.