Holger Rune, one of the brightest prospects among the current generation players, has landed himself in a new controversy. His opponent at the ATP Paris Masters 2022, Stan Wawrinka, criticized him for his behavior on the court, asking him to “stop acting like a baby”. Subsequently, the mother of the Danish tennis player hit back at the Swiss star.
The 19-year-old tennis player is ending the season on a high note after winning the Stockholm Open and reaching the final in Basel. However, he has also been involved in his fair share of controversies this year.
The agent and mother of Holger Rune criticized his opponent over his comments
Stan Wawrinka, a three-time major champion, was defeated by Rune recently at the Paris Masters. However, the match ended in a heated exchange at the net. Aneke Rune, the mother and agent of Holger, responded to Wawrinka’s criticism. She advised him to concentrate more on his behavior than anyone else’s.
Stan Wawrinka was anything but happy in his latest match. He wasted three match points and lost to 19-year-old Holger Rune in Paris, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(3). The Danish tennis player was going for his third top-20 victory in a row.
Nobody would argue that Rune is a passionate young player who occasionally loses control. He wants to win badly and gets angry when he doesn’t. Whether Wawrinka’s criticism of him was warranted or not, it’s obvious that he’s making his opponents uncomfortable. After Wawrinka criticized Holger’s attitude, his manager and mother, Aneke Rune, said, “It is hard to imagine that a sportsman like Stan would have said that.” Based on his words, the angry mother called Wawrinka “an uncommonly bad loser.”
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She further added, “Holger has only mentioned that he wished him well with the results of the past weeks.” Most of the time, Aneke Rune is seen at the stands, supporting her son. Since he was a young child, his mother has been the foundation of his career. According to Rune’s mother, her son’s career has benefited from her support.
At the French Open, Rune once yelled at his player box
Holger Rune’s dream run at the 2022 French Open came to an end in the quarterfinals when he was defeated by eighth-seed Casper Ruud of Norway 1-6, 6-4, 6-7(2), 3-6. In the course of the match, Rune made several controversial statements.
Tennis fans on social media were interested in one incident, in particular, where he heard shouting “forlade” (leave) at his player’s box. Rune shouted at his player box, where his mother was present. The young Danish boy could be heard screaming in the court.
Does Rune’s antics on the court remind you of anyone else on the ATP Tour with a similar volatile personality?