Why Holger Rune chose Federer’s former coach before sudden split

The mother of young tennis player Holger Rune, Aneke Rune, tried to explain their son's split with coach Severin Luthi.

Rune Smiles

Aneke Rune, the mother of the young tennis player Holger Rune, recently sought to explain why her son and his coach, Severin Luthi, were no longer together.

Having followed Holger since the start of his career, Aneke has played a crucial part in his development. Among other things, Rune’s mother made it clear that the parties held very different opinions. Luthi wanted to see Holger calmer, more focused, and less wasteful of his energy. But rather than being a waste of energy, she and Holger consider this to be one of Rune’s strongest traits.

Aneke expressed her thoughts about this development in a recent podcast and said: “We were naive in making some decisions but we also thought about the fact that he had been Roger Federer’s coach. I thought, Damn, he won 20 Slams with Roger! While we are the maximum number 7 in the world, he can give us a lot.”

It is surprising that Boris Becker also bid the Rune team farewell abruptly, only a week after Luthi did. Rune has been in the news recently for some dramatic staff farewells and arrivals.

Holger Rune in 2024

Holger Rune

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2024 Highlights

Currently ranked no.7, Holger played his last match on the 3rd of February when he had to retire when playing against world no.31 Borna Coric in the semifinal and the scoreline was 6-3 4-1 .

During this season Rune has achieved a compiled 7-3 record. Holger Rune’s best result of the present year was reaching the final in Brisbane.

Rune is scheduled to play next in Rotterdam (ABN AMRO Open). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 12th of February.

Rune's Record