An accident forced him to withdraw permanently from the ATP 500 in Rotterdam. Rune HolgerThe Dutch adventure already ended in the round of 16 against the local player Gijs Brouwer, but it was a physical problem that took its toll on the Danish tennis player.
His right wrist «gave» and the world number 9 had no choice but to go 6-4, 4-0 in favor of the Dutchman. It was a bad missed opportunity for the 19-year-old, who had failed to reach the final of the competition in Montpellier last week (final win for Italian Jannik Sinner).
Rune’s mother clarified the player’s situation and provided some important updates on his physical condition: «He needs to fully recover from his wrist problem to be able to compete, even at the highest level,» she explained in an interview to sport.tv2. dk.
Her mother also added: «Holger puts a lot of pressure on her when she has to serve or hit a forehand. She had been sore for a few days and during the game it hurt too much to continue playing,» he concluded. For her part, Ella Rune announced that she has canceled her participation in the next ATP 250 in Marseille (France), thus losing one of the stars at the start of the competition.
Good news for the Pole Hubert Hurkacz and the South Tyrolean Jannik Sinner, currently registered in the tournament, who remain the two big favorites for the title. Important setback for the Dane, who will have to try to recover immediately from his physical problem to play again on the ATP circuit.
Complicated moment for the young Dane Holger Rune, who wants to reach the best competitive level for the big tournaments, such as the first two Masters 1000 of the year, Indian Wells and Miami, where he will be one of the tennis players to follow and who could break the big news .
Rune was forced to retreat
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.