Former tennis champion Boris Becker has weighed in on the career of up-and-coming player Holger Rune, stating that the young German needs to “endure and tolerate” verbal criticism in order to improve his performances in 2024.
Rune, who has been making a name for himself on the tennis circuit, has faced criticism from German fans and pundits for his on-court performances and demeanor. Becker, who himself is no stranger to both praise and criticism during his career, believes that Rune could benefit from learning to handle the pressure and criticism that comes with being a professional athlete.
In an interview with FirstSportz, Becker emphasized the importance of mental strength and resilience in the face of criticism. “Holger is a talented player, but he needs to learn to endure and tolerate the criticism that comes with being in the spotlight,” Becker stated. “It’s a tough lesson, but an important one if he wants to improve and succeed in this sport.”
Becker’s words come at a time when Rune is looking to establish himself as a top player on the ATP Tour. The young German has shown promise with his on-court skills and determination, but the mental aspect of the game has proven to be a challenge for him.
As Rune continues to develop his game and face the pressures of professional tennis, Becker’s advice may prove invaluable in helping the young player reach his full potential. Whether Rune will take heed of Becker’s advice and use it to his advantage remains to be seen, but one thing is certain – the German tennis star has the support and guidance of a legend to help him navigate the ups and downs of his career.