Promising Danish teenager Holger Rune, 16, has called for everyone to act responsibly and to think of each other in these difficult times of the coronavirus pandemic. Last Thursday, the ATP announced a six-week suspension of the men's professional Tour due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2019 French Open boys' singles champion Rune was playing an ITF World Tennis Tour event last week when the ITF decided to suspend its Tour for at least the next five weeks. The Dane made the quarterfinal at the event he was playing but couldn't finish his campaign as the ITF's decision was effective immediately.
"Let’s fight this virus with whatever we can. Most of us are not doctors or nurses but we can help and fight by acting responsibly," Rune said in an Instagram post. "Everything we do has consequences for others these days.
"I love the world, the freedom of traveling, the diversity in human beings, the cultural differences and I can’t wait to come back out into the world. But for now we must act beyond our own needs and think about each other."
Rune, who is one of the most promising and talented players from his generation, struggled a bit at the start of the season as he lost his first five matches in 2020. But the 16-year-old's form was on the rise in recent weeks as -- after claiming his first win of the season last month -- the Dane won four matches in a row this month.
Unfortunately, world No. 846 Rune couldn't finish his promising his promising campaign at an ITF World Tennis Tour last week and potentially win it all.