Tennis news | Boris Becker ends coaching relationship with Holger Rune just five months in

After just five months together, Boris Becker has ended his tenure as Holger Rune’s coach.

Becker, a six-time grand slam winner, joined the Holger camp in October last year on a short-term deal.

Initially the pair had only planned to work together until the end of November. However, Becker confirmed the duo would not continue their partnership.

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Taking to social media, the German legend said he couldn’t commit enough time to the Danish up-and-comer.

“I would like to inform you that I will step down as the head coach of Holger Rune with immediate effect,” he wrote. 

“We started this partnership with the initial goal to reach the ATP Finals 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 No.1 fan.

“I truly appreciated this journey together.”

Rune is the world No.7 in the ATP rankings.

He suffered a second round loss at the Australian Open, downed by Arthur Cazaux of France.

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