Still back problems for Holger Rune. We will presumably have to wait for the ATP Master 1000 in Toronto to see the Dane again on the court in an ATP tournament.
Holger was canceled in the last few hours from the entry list of the ATP 250 in Umago, which could have represented a significant opportunity for him to inherit the dominance of Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz in last year’s competition.
The 20-year-old, after the efforts of Wimbledon which saw him bring home a very good result, where he reached the quarterfinals, defeated by the Spanish number one in the world and then winner of the London Grand Slam, will not return to clay to obtain other precious points in view of the ATP Finals, before the second part of the year on hard courts.
In Croatia, the player formalized his absence due to a back problem, which therefore prevented him from strictly respecting the pre-established schedule with his team.
Still back problems for Holger Rune: US hard-court season at risk?
US hard-court season at risk? Probably not.
The 20-year-old is now expected to take a longer break to recover his best physical condition and hunt for new top goals in Canada and the United States of America.However, Holger Rune managed to play a few matches on clay-courts after Wimbledon.
Indeed, he defended the flag of his national team in the Hopman Cup, a competition in which Carlos Alcaraz also presented for Spain.
However, the winner of Paris-Bercy disappointed the high expectations, losing the 4 matches in which she took part, both in singles and in mixed doubles with Clara Tauson.Fans and insiders were surprised by the setback of the Dane against the 21-year-old Swiss Leandro Riedi, as well as the one gained with the Frenchman Richard Gasquet, both in just over an hour of play.
However, according to Ekstra Bladet, a reason came from Denmark that would explain these somewhat unexpected defeats of Rune: the athlete had a fever in the days preceding the departure for Nice, not training and practically staying in bed.