Holger Rune is a young Danish tennis player who recently defeated Novak Djokovic for the second time in a row in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Rome. Although he did not win the event, he is convinced of his great abilities. He is focused on his childhood dream of winning more Roland Garros titles than Rafael Nadal, Paris Slam record holder.
Rafael Nadal is the best clay tennis player in history. He is also the record holder in terms of wins at Roland Garros. The Spaniard won the Paris Slam a historic 14 times. Although he will not be in Paris this year due to injury, he plans to compete next year and win his 15th title. Holger Rune is also focused on winning a grand slam. The Dane wants to surpass Nadal.
Dane has a very special childhood dream. He wants to break Nadal’s record. He wants to win more than the 14 titles at Roland Garros that only Rafael Nadal has won so far. He told about his dream at the post-match conference at the tournament in Rome after he defeated Novak Djokovic. He said, “First I have to start with one (at least).”
Rune’s main goal this year is to win his first career slam. He hopes it will happen at Roland Garros. Now he is one of the favorites to win after Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament. Rune approaches this goal very pragmatically.
“If I don’t get that at the French Open, I hope I can get that at the other two Slams of the season, but we’ll see.” Holger Rune said.