Boris Becker resigns as coach of Holger Rune

Posted : 07 February 2024

Boris Becker, a six-time major winner, has announced his immediate resignation as the coach of Denmark's world No. 7 tennis player, Holger Rune. Citing "private and professional responsibilities," Becker expressed that his availability for Rune was not as extensive as required for a successful coaching partnership.

 

The goal initially set for Rune's participation in the ATP Finals last year was met, with Rune competing in the tournament. However, Becker acknowledged the need for greater commitment, which his current circumstances do not allow.

 

In a social media post on Tuesday, the 56-year-old former Wimbledon champion explained the decision, stating, "Due to professional and private responsibilities, I can't give Holger what he needs now."

 

Becker expressed his best wishes for Rune's future and conveyed that he would continue to support him as a devoted fan. The tennis legend acknowledged the journey they had undertaken together and the value he placed on it.

 

Boris Becker's coaching stint with Holger Rune marked his return to the tennis circuit in October, after being released from a British prison in December 2022.

 

Becker had served eight months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence for concealing financial assets following his bankruptcy declaration.

 

 Despite his coaching achievements, including guiding Novak Djokovic from 2013 to 2016, Becker is currently barred from entering the UK due to legal constraints.

 

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