How Old Is Rune Tennis Player: Holger Vitus Ndskov Rune is a Danish professional tennis player who competes in the Davis Cup. His career-best ATP singles ranking of world No. 145 was obtained on August 23, 2021, marking a new career-high. Since 2016, he has been a student at the Mouratoglou Academy.
Rune was born on April 29, 2003, in the Danish town of Gentofte. The names Aneke Rune and Anders Ndskov were given to him by his mother and father respectively. He also has a sister, who goes by the name of Alma.
He began playing tennis at the age of six as a result of his sister’s participation, and he soon became passionate about the sport. The majority of his upbringing was spent under the tutelage of the legendary Lars Christensen, who remains his head coach and is regarded as his greatest inspiration, along with his mother. His childhood inspirations were fellow tennis players Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, both of whom are still active today.
In 2014, he and his partner Clara Tauson won the Danish U12 mixed doubles championship. He went on to win the European U14 singles championship three years later. By winning the 2019 indoor event, he became the youngest Danish male singles champion in history at the age of 15.
On the 8th of June, Rune defeated Toby Alex Kodat to claim the title of French Open boys’ singles champion. A wildcard was awarded to Holger, who went on to win a match in the 2019 Blois ATP Challenger, which took place in June.
He was 16 years, 1 month, and 18 days old at the time of the incident. Also in July, Holger played in the 2019 Amersfoort Challenger, where he claimed his second ATP Challenger victory.
After defeating Harold Mayot at the ITF Junior Finals on October 28, 2019, he was ranked No. 1 in the world by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) juniors. At the 2019 ATP Finals, Rune served as a practice partner for Rafael Nadal.
Rune competed in three more ITF finals at the start of 2021, but only managed to win one of them. Holger made his professional tennis debut as a wildcard at the Argentina Open in March 2021. He did, however, lose in three sets against the fifth-seeded Albert Ramos Violas in the first round. Holger was allowed as a wildcard into the qualifying draw for the Chile Open, which took place the following week.
He went on to win the qualifying round and achieve his first-ever ATP victory, defeating Sebastián Báez in straight sets in the final. He would then go on to win his first top 30 matches in straight sets over Benoît Paire, advancing to his first ATP quarterfinal, where he would be defeated by Federico Delbonis in straight sets.
Rune won his first ATP Challenger championship in Biella, Italy, in June of 2021. Although he won the match, his achievement was marred by homophobic remarks he used during the semifinals. The ATP conducted an investigation into his behavior, and he was penalized as a result of his actions.
Rune would receive another batch of wildcards in July 2021, this time into a number of clay-court events taking place during the summer clay-court season. The Swedish Open, the Croatia Open, and the Austrian Open Kitzbühel are among the tournaments on the schedule.
He posted a few more match victories in these tournaments, which helped propel him into the top 150 rankings. After winning the 2021 Verona Challenger in Italy, he earned a career-high rating of No. 145 on August 23, 2021, making him the second-youngest male player in the top 150.