“Greatest Idol”: Junior World No.1 Expresses His Admiration For Roger Federer


Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Former World No.1 Roger Federer is a source of inspiration for many more youngsters, not only in tennis but also worldwide. However, the ATP Tour debutant Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune admits his dream is to be like Swiss Maestro.     

Denish rising star Rune, who trains at the Mouratoglou Academy since 2016, made his ATP Tour debut at the ongoing 2021 Argentina Open as a wildcard entrant.   

At the age of 17-years-old, Holger Rune holds the 406th position in the ATP ranking. Danish could not win his inaugural match, but he forced the World No.46 opponent Albert Ramos Vinolas to succeed in the decider. 

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“I Will Not Forget” Rune on Training Experience With the 20-time Grand Slam Winner

In a recent interview with Ole, the Junior World No.1 said that he would not forget the great experience with his idol none other than Roger Federer in London and Dubai.  

“He is my greatest idol and my favourite player. He’s an excellent player, and he’s also a great person off the court. I had the opportunity to train with him, chat after training, and it was a great experience that I will not forget,” Rune added.      

“I Would Like To Get Into The Top 100”, says the former World No.405 

Holger Rune won his first boys singles Grand Slam at the 2019 French Open. The four ITF titles winner also detailed the goals that he wishes to win several Grand Slam titles, to be a No.1 in the world and especially be like the 39-years-old from Basel. 

Rune and Roger Federer
Rune and Roger Federer

Rune continued, “The idea is to qualify for the main draw of the French Open, and I think I have an excellent opportunity to score points here to get closer to the goal of qualifying.” (Quotes has been translated into English via Google Translator)

“Then, by the end of the year, I would like to get into the top 100. It’s a big step, but I think I can do it. My dreams are to win several Grand Slam, reach No. 1 and be like Roger Federer,” Holger confessed.

Rune is looking ahead to another opportunity while Roger Federer will make his comeback at Qatar Open 2021, which begins on 8th March in Doha. 

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