Holger Rune rips the ATP physiotherapists: "They're not good"

The Dane hits with very serious accusation during the match lost in Basel aginst Auger-Aliassime

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Holger Rune rips the ATP physiotherapists: "They're not good"
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Holger Rune shares very harsh words against the ATP physiotherapists. The Dane has finally returned to obtaining notable results on the ATP circuit after a series of defeats in the first round, which made his climb towards reaching the Finals more complicated.

The Danish tennis player had to deal with some physical ailments, which prevented him from performing at his best in recent tournaments, and seems to have regained his condition and morale thanks to the arrival of coach Boris Becker.

In Basel the young 20-year-old, first seeded in the draw, managed to gain confidence and precious points: three victories in a row for the former world number 4 against the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, the two Argentinians Sebastian Baez and Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

The path of the native athlete from Gentofte was stopped in the semifinals due to a rediscovered Felix Auger-Aliassime, who won with a score of 6-3, 6-2. During the match Rune, quite frustrated with the direction the match had taken, started talking to the chair umpire and made a very serious accusation.

"My legs are so tense because the ATP physiotherapists aren't good enough to treat the players. Here's why. Why do you think I'm playing like shit? People need to know they're not good. There's a physiotherapist who takes 10 minutes per player,” he told.

Rune takes it out on the physiotherapists

The Dane thus placed part of the blame for the recent results on the work, which in his opinion was not optimal, carried out by the healthcare personnel made available by the ATP on his body, which presented various physical difficulties in recent appointments. "I could bring my physiotherapist, and that's what I'll do.

We play at our best level on the pitch and we have to have top-notch physiotherapists," he said again. In Paris-Bercy the current number 8 of the Race will have to hunt for an important result to defend the position and qualify for the ATP Finals 2023, the Turin event whoch will close the ATP season, before the Davis Cup finals.

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