Exclusive Interview with Holger Rune

I had an opportunity to chat with Holger Rune, winner of the boys’ singles at Roland Garros 2019 and ITF World Junior Finals 2019. He plans to utilize the junior exempt place he earned into World Tennis Tour events on the remainder of the season. He was born on April 29, 2003 and from Charlottenlund, Denmark. An aggressive baseliner with two-handed backhand, he currently plays at M25 Klosters this week.

Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune winning the French Open 2019 / Roland Garros 2019 Boy’s Singles.

Check out the transcript of our conversation below:

TF: Hello Holger! How did you start in tennis?
HR: Because my sister Alma played tennis. I got inspired to play too.

Holger Rune

TF: Growing up, who are your tennis idols?
HR: Roger Feder and Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer at Australian Open

TF: What’s your favorite surface to play at?
HR: I love to play on clay but I also like hardcourt and grass surfaces.

TF: What are your goals for 2021?
HR: I want to reach the Top 100 of ATP World Tour.

TF: If you are given a chance to win a Grand Slam, what will you pick and who’s your dream opponent?
HR: French Open / Roland Garros. My dream opponent would be Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Alfonso Jimenez/Shutterstock (9709249at) Rafael Nadal celebrates his winning against Dominic Thiem French Open, Roland Garros, Paris, France – 10 Jun 2018 Roland Garros 2018 Final Men, Rafael Nadal wins against Dominic Thiem

TF: What’s your best tennis career highlight?
HR: Winning the Roland Garros Juniors Boy’s Singles and ITF World Junior Final both in 2019.

Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune winning the ITF World Junior Finals 2019.

TF: Do you have any special meals before and after tennis matches?
HR: No. I eat a lot of pasta or rice and chicken the evening before each match.

TF: What’s your next tennis events?
HR: ITF in Switzerland and then hopefully I get some wildcards for ATP Challengers.

Good luck, Holger! You have a great future ahead of you. I know you can be a Top 5 player in the future.

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30 thoughts on “Exclusive Interview with Holger Rune”

  1. This is interesting. I’m not really into playing sports but I love watching them. And tennis is one of my fave! I also like his answers in your questions especially when you asked who’s his dream opponent and he answered it’s his fave players, I find it admirable.

  2. I am inspired to pick up my racket. Since I bought my stuff for tennis, I’ve never stepped foot on the court. It’s amazing to see the persistence of this dude in getting to the top.

  3. I enjoyed the interview of Holger Rune! Looks like he has a bright future in tennis and looking forward seeing him to reach all the milestones!

  4. What a fun opportunity to interview a rising tennis star. I love his drive and he’s an inspiration to other young tennis players.

  5. Wow..This is cool and great interview. I never know that Holger like to eat pasta and chicken before match. I thought they will skip rice or past because too much calorie.

  6. I really love Holger’s work ethic and his spirit. You can tell he’s incredibly committed to what he’s doing. I hope he gets everything he’s ever dreamed of.

  7. Sounds like a great experience to get to interview Holger Rune! I wanted to play tennis in high school sports but we didn’t have a court and you needed a car/ride to get over to the court in town. It wasn’t an option for me due to also working part time but I think it’s a fun sport!

  8. This is such a great interview! I love watching Tennis games but I am a really bad tennis player. His parents must be so proud of him.

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