At a 25,000-dollar tournament in Turkey, he won 6-4, 6-4 over hjemmebaneyndlingen Marsel Ilhan, who previously have been number 77 in the world ranking in men’s singles.
“It is his first singlesejr in the year. It is cool that there is a hole through again,” says his mother and manager Aneke Rune for B. T. after the match.
Here was Holger Rune backed up by his sister, Alma Rune, which would otherwise have gone to model at a fashion show in Milan.
“because of coronavirussen is that the chaos in northern Italy at the moment. Therefore, I said to her that she should have come down to us in Turkey. The decision she is comfortable with. It is in Milan currently difficult to buy food, as people simply hoarded in the supermarkets. Now we must see if she will the return to perform a job for Dolce & Gabbana. I have said to her that we will just have to see how the situation develops. But it is not entirely wrong to say that she is fled from Italy,” says Aneke Rune.
With mother and sister in place on the sidelines played Holger Rune on Wednesday morning a big match against Marsel Ilhan.
“He was aggressive at the right times,” says Aneke Rune.
In the morning meetings, Holger Rune in andenrunde the 19-year-old croat Duje Ajdukovic, who sensationally played up further by defeated topseedede Cem Ilkel.
Earlier this season, Holger Rune lost in the first round at tournaments in New Caledonia, New Zealand, Uruguay and the UNITED states.
“I think that the turning point has come now. It seems that Holger has been mentally ready to duel against seniorspillere after he last year the mainly played against the juniors. Quiet and calm he is in the first few months been familiar at the higher level, now he’s playing on,” said Aneke Rune.
After the tournament in Turkey is Holger Rune in the next week back in Denmark, when he’s in a Davis Cup match in Holbæk to meet Puerto Rico.
Then apply the two tournaments in Croatia, before he at the end of march, has scored a wildcard for a Challenger tournament in the Spanish city of Marbella.