Holger Rune wants to win it allLike every player preparing for the professional circuit, but he has a goal that is especially dear to him: the Olympic medal. A success that is not within the reach of everyone, to see Novak Djokovic who has won everything except the coveted gold medal at the Olympic Games.
The possibility of the Masters 1000 winner achieving one of his professional dreams is not far off: the next Olympic Games are in 2024, in Paris, on the red clay of Philippe Chartier. Speaking to the Tennis Weekly Podcast microphones, the number nine in the world spoke about his dream: «It’s a big goal of mine.
I’m super excited about this. It will be next year, 2024 in Paris. I always play very well in Paris and I’m excited about that. It is a great event. As a child, I dreamed of it too, so it will soon come true.»
Holger Rune: «The Olympic medal is my big goal»
The Paris Olympic Games will be played on clay and for Rune this is not a problem, as he already said when talking about his favorite surfaces: “I think that hard and clay are my best surfaces.
I still have to gain experience on grass, but I feel like my game, the aggressive style of play that I have, is good on grass and I move well. I just need to practice more and get used to it. And I think I can be as good as I am on hard ground and clay.» Holger Rune could be the second Dane to land in Olympic tennis competition.
However, 2024 is still far away, we need to complete 2023 first. The desire to win the Australian Open has not come, due to the loss to Andrey Rublev in the round of 16, but there is another goal that can still be achieved: to become at number one in the world.
«This is what leads me to believe that it is possible to be number one in the world by the end of 2023. This will be my true intention for this year,» he said at the press conference prior to the Australian Open.