Coach Patrick Mouratoglou has confirmed that he and world No 4 Holger Rune have ended their partnership. Following Rune’s surprise US Open first-round loss to Roberto Carballes Baena, the Dane’s mother Aneke told a Danish publication that her son and coach Mouratoglou were parting ways.
Now, Mouratoglou himself has confirmed that he and 20-year-old Rune have put an end to their collaboration that lasted nine months. “What a ride @holgerrune2003! In 9 months, winning Paris, playing final of Monte Carlo and Rome, winning Stockholm and Munich….
From 30 to no4 ATP. Unfortunately, all the stories have to come to an end. I took the utmost pleasure with you and I will always be your supporter. All @mouratoglouacademy stays behind you. Good luck my friend,” Mouratoglou wrote on X.
What a ride @holgerrune2003 !
In 9 months, winning Paris, playing final of Monte Carlo and Rome, winning Stockholm and Munich…. From 30 to no4 ATP.
Unfortunately, all the stories have to come to an end.
I took the utmost pleasure with you and I will always be your supporter.… — Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) September 2, 2023
Rune’s mother announced the Dane’s split with Mouratoglou
“It just didn’t work out.
Right now it is important that Holger finds the right team, that he can have for a long time. He has decided that isn’t with Patrick,” Aneke Rune told Jakob Kløcker of Danish publication BT.
In the spring of 2022, Mouratoglou started coaching Simona Halep.
After Simona Halep was handed a doping ban, Mouratoglou agreed to join Rune’s team for the remainder of the 2022 season. The Rune and Mouratoglou partnership got off to a very strong start as the Dane won Stockholm and then also lifted his first Masters title in Paris.
Following his Paris win, Rune also broke into the top-10 for the first time in his career. Since Halep’s ban wasn’t lifted before the start of the 2023 season, Mouratoglou continued to work with Rune. This year, Rune won an ATP 250 event in Munich and also finished as runner-up at the Masters events in Monte Carlo in Rome.
But Rune didn’t manage to accomplish his goal of becoming a Grand Slam champion this year. After suffering his third consecutive loss at the US Open, Rune made a decision to part ways with Mouratoglou.