Holger Rune Bio

  • • Full name is Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune.
  • • Father, Anders; mother, Aneke; sister, Alma.
  • • Honoured by his fellow players as 2022 ATP Newcomer of the Year.
  • • Born 6 days before fellow #NextGenATP star Carlos Alcaraz. "Hopefully it’s going to be like Roger and Rafa," Rune says of his rivalry with Alcaraz. "That’s what we’re seeking for -- to be the greatest players of all time and to be the greatest players we can be."
  • • Began playing tennis at age 6 because his sister played.
  • • Says that his first idol was Rafael Nadal, "but when he moved to No. 2 in the rankings, it has been [Roger] Federer ever since."
  • • Credits his mother and his lifelong coach, Lars Christensen, as being his biggest inspirations.
  • • Favourite shot is forehand, tournament is Roland Garros and city on tour is Paris.
  • • Enjoys playing on both clay and hard courts.
  • • Served as a practise partner at 2019 Nitto ATP Finals, hitting with his idols Federer and Nadal.
  • • Favourite football player is Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • • Lists James Bond as his favourite hero, superhero and movie.
  • • Favourite actor is Daniel Craig and TV show is Prison Break.
  • • Enjoys eating spaghetti bolognese and ice cream.
  • • Secret talent is juggling.
  • • Favourite school subject was Spanish.
  • • Says that his best quality is his dedication and worst quality is his laziness.

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