Holger Rune

Holger Rune has bee backed for huge success. Photo: AFP/Backpagepix

Holger Rune backed to match Djokovic, Federer and Nadal

Holger Rune is a special talent that could have the potential to be a big three level star like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.

Holger Rune

Holger Rune has bee backed for huge success. Photo: AFP/Backpagepix

Holger Rune is a special talent that could have the potential to be a big three level star like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.

Danish doubles star Frederik Lochte Nielsen believes that Rune has the ability to challenge the best in the world.

Holger Rune backed to match big three

He feels the second serv of the young Dane gives him a huge chance to win Grand Slams.

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“I very much agree with Holger when he says that he doesn’t stress about having to play for his points,” Nielsen told SpilXperten.

“That’s one of the big developments he has gone through in the last year and a half.”

“Holger is one of the best in the world at using his 2nd serve proactively and not just using it as a point starter. He serves both slice, kick, hard and slow on his 2nd serve. It’s really a powerful weapon for him.”

Holger Rune
Holger Rune celebrates his victory after the match. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa

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“Holger is made for those matches in the biggest stadiums against the very best players. That’s where he feels he belongs. That’s where he feels most comfortable.”

“If you’re going to talk about players who have a chance to achieve the same as the greatest legends, I completely agree that Alcaraz and Rune are the two who can do it. I think they have the best platform to build on right now.”

Alcaraz a bit ahead

Nielsen believes that world no 2 Carlos Alcaraz is just a bit ahead of Holger Rune right now.

“They are two players who really play tennis and get the best out of themselves. The reason why Alcaraz is maybe a little bit further ahead than Rune right now is because Alcaraz is maybe a little bit better physically. He has a natural strength, but when Holger builds that up, he will be horrible to face for all players because he has almost no weaknesses.”

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