Holger Rune shares his unstoppable ambition: "I want to be a legend"

The Danish tennis player, followed by Boris Becker, will start 2024 with great expectations

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Holger Rune shares his unstoppable ambition: "I want to be a legend"
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In a two-episode special dedicated to him, broadcast on Uncovered, the official magazine of the ATP, the Danish Holger Rune talked about himself, talking about his next sporting goals. Rune has clearly expressed his desire to make tennis history.

"I want to be a legend, remembered as a great player, a great person, a great athlete. I'm a perfectionist, especially in training. In the game not so much and that's a good thing. Because in the game it doesn't matter so much how good a shot looks, but find the solution to win.

If you're having a bad day and you insist on trying to play the perfect shot, before long you find yourself defeated," said Rune. For Holger, tennis has played a vital role in his young life. "If you look at the bigger picture, without tennis I'm not sure I would have the mentality I have now, tennis made me the person I am.

I'm obsessed with tennis, if you want to become the best player you can be and you don't live for your sport, if you don't breathe tennis I don't think you can ever do that. I don't just think about tennis 24/7. But 24/7 I think about what is needed for my tennis.

And I make every choice in relation to what is best for my tennis." The Dane then said about the new Big 3: "There will never be a new Roger Federer, nor a new Rafael Nadal, nor a new Novak. There will be new players, new people.

This is why I'm trying to maintain my identity."

Rune wants to become a legend: will it start from 2024?

2024 in tennis promises to be a spectacular year, with confirmations, affirmations and the desire for revenge. Among the tennis players to keep an eye on there is certainly the young Dane, who is preparing to experience a season as a protagonist.

The number 8 in the ATP ranking, who in the last season reached the final in Monte Carlo and Rome, certainly wants to take the next step also in the Slams, where he managed to reach the quarter-finals of the Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

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