Rune defends himself: “Federer was 40 times worse than me”

A new prodigy appeared at Roland Garros. Holger Rune, at 19 years old, showed that he can be one of the new important faces of world tennis. In Paris, he reached the quarterfinals thanks to his hard drive and a very wide arsenal of blows, with the drops very present. A talent that opposes great heights, but that also left doubts. Above all, because of his behavior on the track. The Dane, who came to kick his mother off the track, starred in one of the worst episodes of the major, with his cold greeting to Casper Ruud after losing and with the crossing of subsequent declarations. “I’m sorry, but I only hug friends,” she justified herself.

In an interview for Ekstra Bladet, half Danish, Rune has reviewed everything that happened on the Parisian land. “If all people were the same, if we all thought the same… it would be horrible to live in this world,” he argues. about his behavior, which, beyond the aforementioned episode, also hooked an important part of the public due to his peculiar charisma: “Fortunately, I have many very good Danish fans and supporters who follow my career and want the best for me.something that I greatly appreciate.”

Last week, the Danish prodigy opened his grass-court season at the ATP 500 in Halle, where he was unable to get past the first round, in which he fell to Spaniard Pablo Carreño. At Eastbourne, he couldn’t get past his debut either. After his brilliant participation in Roland Garros, he is 28th in the world, but he feels that he still has room for improvement, both in sports and in what goes beyond the tracks. “I am very sorry for this sport, I have a lot of passion and sometimes I show it too much. I am 19 years old and still young. I work every day to get the positive out of my attitude, and that is a process. If you saw Roger Federer when he was young, he might have been 40 times worse than me, and he is one of the most loved tennis players on tour, so like him, I think I have plenty of time to improve my image.”, analyze about it. At Wimbledon you can start.