“I would like to inform you that I will immediately step down as the head coach of Holger Rune. We started working together with the initial goal of reaching the ATP Finals last year, but we concluded that for our success, I needed to be much more present than I can be. Due to professional and personal obligations, I am unable to provide Holger with what he currently needs. I wish him only the best, and I will always be his biggest supporter.
I sincerely respect what we have been through together. Boris Becker,” the German announced. Becker and Rune had been working together since October 2023, marking the return of the German tennis legend after his imprisonment in the UK. Becker insisted that Rune compete without a cap on his head and without jewelry, so as not to distract him during matches, something that had also benefited him during his illustrious playing career.
Rune listened to him, and in their first tournament together, in Basel, he reached the semifinals. However, their collaboration did not last. Becker declared bankruptcy and in April 2022, he was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for concealing his assets. He was released on December 15, 2022, after serving eight months in prison and was deported to Germany.