Holger Rune Secures Spot in ATP Finals 2023
Although his qualification was uncertain until the ATP Rolex Paris Masters 2023, Holger Rune has successfully secured his place in the highly anticipated ATP Finals 2023. This achievement is a testament to his resilience throughout a season filled with challenges, including a herniated disc.
The Importance of Team Support
“If I had maintained my performance from the first six months, I would have easily qualified. However, I am content with the outcome. It was a tough battle,” says Holger Rune in an interview with the official ATP website. He fought relentlessly for one of the last spots in Turin this week. “As the season comes to a close, I am fully prepared to give my all.”
“I faced numerous complications within my team. I firmly believe that a tennis player or athlete performs better when surrounded by peace and tranquility. The fewer distractions there are, the easier it is to stay focused. Unfortunately, it was challenging for me to be the best version of myself, which is detrimental to any athlete,” confesses the Danish player, who recently welcomed Boris Becker to his team.
Reflections on Previous ATP Finals Experience
“I am genuinely excited to be here this year. Qualifying directly last year would have been fantastic, but I never expected it. Before the last three tournaments, I wasn’t even close to qualifying. I gave it my all and managed to secure my spot. During Paris-Bercy, I didn’t even think about it because I was up against the top 10 players. I anticipated losing every match. It just happened,” shares Holger Rune. “This year, I aim to approach the tournament with the same mindset and give my best on the court.”
“The ATP Finals is a challenging tournament. You cannot settle for your current level; you must strive to improve every day to stay competitive. If you want to progress further, you need to excel in all aspects of your game and physical fitness. It’s a continuous process. The more I play, the more enjoyable it becomes,” expresses Holger Rune. He will make his debut in the 2023 ATP Finals against Novak Djokovic next Sunday.