Holger Rune shares strong words to 'unintelligent' hecklers

Rune is urging hecklers to think twice before they come after him again.

by Dzevad Mesic
Holger Rune shares strong words to 'unintelligent' hecklers

Holger Rune is urging his hecklers to think twice before posting something online that will "tell the whole world that you are unintelligent." On Monday, Rune suffered a tight three-set defeat to Stan Wawrinka in the Indian Wells third round.

A few months ago, Wawrinka told Rune "to stop acting like a baby" following their Paris Masters match. After losing to Wawrinka in Indian Wells, Rune asked the Swiss at the net: "You've got nothing to say now?" Rune's comment didn't sit well with some tennis fans, who started slamming the 19-year-old Dane.

Rune sends a message to hecklers

"Before you write hate or s----- comments on my or any account you should be aware of how the majority read your comment and see you as unintelligent. Harsh judgements are handed out so people feel better about themselves, but everyone (if of average or above average intelligence can see that they are hurting and have been brought down by something that has them feeling defensive (jealousy - so they become critical of others hoping to restore their self esteem.

Needless to say with no luck," Rune said in a message posted on his Instagram Story.

Responding to Rune's message, one tennis fan described the Dane as "sensitive." "Sensitive athletes.

Most of us aren’t jealous or hating and just have an opinion. Good or bad," one fan tweeted. Rune responded to the fan as he noted that he has nothing against critics but has a problem with hecklers. "These comments are welcome.

I am not afraid of critics. I am talking about writing useless s---, sending clown faces or writing I am an idiot and people hope I will lose everything and never win a grand slam. These comments and those people are unintelligent," Rune said.

Meanwhile, Rune will now turn his focus on the Miami Masters, which starts next week.

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