Nick Kyrgios believes that Holger Rune has the potential to win multiple Grand Slams and has also revealed that he would like to team up with the Dane for a doubles event. At 19 years old, Rune is already a Masters champion and currently occupies the 9th position in the world ranking.
Rune is a fearless player on the court, and Kyrgios believes the Dane could do great things in the future. “Holger’s potential is unbelievable, and he is big enough to win multiple Grand Slams during his career. He could be great for the sport of tennis,” Kyrgios stated to BT.
Kyrgios is focused on singles, but occasionally plays doubles. Now, Kyrgios reveals that he would definitely be open to one day sharing the same side of the court with Rune. “Whenever Holger wants, I’m ready. Maybe even later this year in a smaller tournament.
I’m sure we’d love to play together. We could be a good doubles pairing. So we’ll see. Maybe I’ll ask him,” Kyrgios said. In pre-season, Kyrgios underwent knee surgery which later forced him to withdraw from the US Cup and Adelaide 2.
Just three days before the start of the Australian Open, Kyrgios played an exhibition match against Novak Djokovic at Melbourne Park. Kyrgios won the exhibition match against Djokovic, but it was clear to him that his knee was not where he needed to be facing a Grand Slam.
So, Kyrgios had to make a heartbreaking decision and withdraw from the Australian Open as well. Shortly after announcing his retirement, Kyrgios underwent knee surgery. The most important thing for Kyrgios is that the operation went well and the 2022 Wimbledon finalist hopes to be able to play at the Indian Wells and Miami Masters.
The Indian Wells Masters kicks off on March 8 and it remains to be seen if Kyrgios will play in the desert.
Rune won Paris-Bercy
Holger Rune recently revealed the reason he thinks he was throwing tantrums on court. Rune won his maiden ATP Masters series event in 2022 when he defeated Novak Djokovic to lift the trophy in Paris.
He believes that the changes in his diet helped him enjoy a fruitful European indoor swing. “Also, it is important to eat well and sleep enough during the season. Because if I have no energy, the engine will burn out. I have a nutrition plan now so I know I get what I need.
We found out I did not get half of the sugar and salt I needed [for matches], that is why I had meltdown and cramps. I really did not know [things like these] could make so much difference… My coach says that a Ferrari with no fuel is useless.
He is right. So I am much more aware now of what I eat… even though I love pepperoni pizza and ice cream”.