Boris Becker has confirmed he’ll proceed to teach Holger Rune subsequent season.
Regardless of being highly-rated, the 20-year-old Rune had been experiencing a hunch in type since reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals in July, shedding 10 of his following 11 matches.
He subsequently parted methods with Patrick Mouratoglou, the previous coach of Serena Williams, in September.
After hiring Becker, Rune made it to the semi-finals on the Swiss Indoors and the quarter-finals on the Paris Masters, qualifying for the celebrated end-of-season ATP Finals.
The world No. 8 received previous Stefanos Tsitsipas within the match’s group stage, however misplaced to prime seed Novak Djokovic and residential favorite Jannik Sinner.
Becker shared a photograph of himself with Rune on courtroom on the ATP Finals as he introduced he could be sticking round for subsequent season.
“I’m very excited to proceed my partnership with Holger Rune in 2024,” Becker wrote. “We’re constructing a crew round Holger to carry out the perfect model of himself, on and off the courtroom.”
Becker beforehand coached Djokovic from 2013 to 2016, serving to the Serbian to 6 of his 24 Grand Slam titles.
Except for this stint with Djokovic, the 55-year-old has spent the vast majority of his post-playing profession within the media, working as a pundit and commentator – notably, for Eurosport.
Becker admitted final month that he was “proud” to be requested to be Rune’s coach.
“It makes me a bit of proud that he requested me,” he mentioned. “The contact has existed for a very long time. Now it was an excellent match.
“My calendar permits it and I’ve all the time been considering Holger as a result of he’s on the tennis courtroom with a lot dedication and temperament.”
“It was my very own resolution to go searching to see what I assumed would match me,” he mentioned.
“I really feel like I assumed this is able to be good and it turned out to be good. So I am very pleased and happy with that.”