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Holger Rune ‘really happy’ to reunite with Patrick Mouratoglou

Holger Rune has revealed that he will be working with Patrick Mouratoglou once again, less than six months after they parted ways for the second time.

Rune has been through numerous coaching changes in recent months, working with Boris Becker and Roger Federer’s former coach, Severin Luthi, before splitting with both of them earlier this month.

And now the Dane has confirmed why he has chosen to reignite the partnership with Mouratoglou for a third time, “I am really happy to resume working with Patrick. It is together with Patrick that I have celebrated some of the biggest victories in my career, and I am looking forward to us starting the hunt for more big titles together.

“We have had some really good talks about how the collaboration should be going forward, and we have found a strong setup which creates the best conditions for optimal performance.”

Mouratoglou has worked with many top players over the years including Serena Williams, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Simona Halep.

The Frenchman also was part of Rune’s team for some of his biggest results including winning the Paris Masters title, as well as reaching the final of both the Monte Carlo and Rome Masters to help reach a career-high ranking of world No.4.

And Rune has revealed that he is hoping the Mouratoglou partnership will help produce greater success at the Grand Slam tournaments, with his best result so far reaching the quarter-finals of both Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

“It is no secret that I am determined to win Grand Slam tournaments and become number one in the world rankings,” Rune said in a statement to Danish TV. “It requires the right coaching constellation and team around me.”

He added, “Sometimes you have to try some things to find out what works – and what doesn’t. In recent months, I have learned more about what works best for me, and I believe that we have now put together a super strong team that can help me achieve my goals.”

Rune elected to skip playing the event in Los Cabos this week, but is still set to compete in Mexico next week at the ATP 500 tournament in Acapulco.

Inside the baseline…

It has been a chaotic few months for Holger Rune, both on and off the court with numerous changes to his setup. It is difficult to say for sure, but it would probably be a fair assumption to suggest that all of this instability may have caused some of Rune’s mixed results so far this season. For someone with such high ambitions, it would probably be wise to stick with this Mouratoglou partnership for an extended period, but after their first two stints it would not be surprising if their was back-and-forth once again.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.