2022 has been a year full of emotions and twists. Rafael Nadal wowed everyone in his first two Grand Slams of the season, Novak Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon but had to miss two Grand Slams due to his vaccination status and Carlos Alcaraz broke the bank at the US Open.
The young Spaniard won his first Major and became the youngest number 1 in the history of men’s tennis. However, it would be unfair not to also congratulate Rune Holgerthat he has what it takes to do great things in the years to come.
The Dane had the satisfaction of beating Alexander Zverev in Munich and Stefanos Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, and then enriched his year with victory in Paris-Bercy (which marked his first 1,000). Rune wowed everyone in the French capital, where he crushed the competition with devastating acceleration.
Holger beat a legend like Novak Djokovic in the final, who immediately congratulated him during the awards ceremony.
Rune is naturally a laid back person.
“I’m very easy going and laid back as a person, almost a bit lazy,” Holger Rune told Relevant Tennis.
“So I don’t stress about things related to the press or work. Sometimes it’s good to be a little lazy because you can’t control everything. I use my energy on the court. And I have a very good family around me. Also, it is important to eat well and get enough sleep during the season.
Because if I don’t have power, the motor will burn out. Now I have a nutrition plan, so I know I’m getting what I need. We found out I didn’t get half the sugar and salt I needed [for matches]that’s why I had collapse and cramps.
I really didn’t know [things like these] it could make so much difference… My coach says that a Ferrari without fuel is useless. He is correct. So now I’m much more conscious of what I eat…although I do love pepperoni pizza and ice cream.”
Holger Rune raised concerns about a nagging wrist injury that forced him to withdraw from the ABN AMRO Open. «I’ll have to look into it. I have to check it again, because of course it shouldn’t hurt when you’re my age,» Rune told TV 2 Sport.
«I played with some pain, but today it hurt more and more as the game progressed, and at the end it hurt too much. I tried every possible method to make it work,» he said.