The Boris effect: How Becker is moulding tennis star Holger Rune into a mental titan

Denmark’s young tennis star Holger Rune has revealed how the former world number one Boris Becker's involvement is helping him in improving his mentality.

The 20-year-old has had a tough outing in 2023 but ended the year on a bit of a high with some impressive performances. His results significantly improved after the inclusion of the 56-year-old in his coaching staff.

Rune was recently quoted in a report where in detailed he revealed the impact of working with Becker which according to him is helping in improving the mentality and technical aspect of his game.

"I think he is very exciting,” said the current world number eight. “I think he is bringing a lot of mentality and a few technical things. But more mentality like how you can handle the big moments better and how to save your energy in the matches, to do things mentally better."

"He is a very good man, he already made a plan with my fitness coach and my analyst and what we needed to improve, and he’s extremely involved already. We had this test period during the tournaments.”

Becker's is one of the greatest tennis player to have come out of Germany. He ended up winning six Grand Slam titles in his career. His most successful competition was Wimbledon where he lifted the title three times.

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