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Becker ends Rune relationship

Boris Becker has ended his short stint coaching Holger Rune to focus on “professional and private responsibilities”.

Becker started working with the world number seven in October in his first major role after being released from prison. The former Wimbledon champion, who is currently barred from entering the UK, served eight months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence for hiding financial assets and loans.

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Rune enjoyed an upturn in fortunes initially but failed to impress at the season’s first grand slam after losing to Arthur Cazaux in the second round of the Australian Open.

Becker wrote on X, formerly Twitter: “I would like to inform you that I will step down as the head coach of Holger Rune with immediate effect. 

“We started this partnership with the initial goal to reach the ATP Finals [at the] end of last year but moving forward I realised that in order for this to be successful, I would need to be available for Holger much more than I can. 

“Due to professional and private responsibilities, I can’t give Holger what he needs now. I wish him only the very best and I’m always going to be his n.1 fan. I truly appreciated this journey together. BB”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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