Mouratoglou and Rune end their “6-month adventure”

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Patrick Mouratoglou will no longer accompany Holger Rune on the ATP Tour, the Frenchman said on Monday.

The pair were together on Tour for six months, twice as long as initially planned, during which time the Dane reached the world’s top 10 and won his first Masters 1000 title.

Mouratoglou, the co-founder of Tennis Majors, confirmed the news in a statement on social media.

“Holger! We’ve successfully completed our mission and ended up having an incredible 6-month adventure, exceeding our original plan of 3 months,” he said.

“It was a pleasure to share this journey with you. Your energy and enthusiasm made it even more special. I have no doubt that your bright future holds amazing things. I remain your biggest fan and I keep an eye on you with the @mouratoglou_academy team.”

And Rune issued his own statement, thanking Mouratoglou for his time and impact.

“Thank you so much for your help to the team, Patrick It’s been great learning for me on many levels on and off court and a lot of good energyI will take all your advise with me onwards See you soon at the academy,” he wrote on Instagram.
 

big ted

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i think this is the first time i remember seeing a player and a coach honestly say good things about each other after they split
 
Step 1: Get rid of Mouratoglou
Step 2: Stop acting like a baby on court
Step 3: Unlimited Future Potential

Step 2 is the kicker though. I do not see him changing anytime soon.
 
Maybe, but the way he talks to his mother during matches is disgraceful. Also, the antics that he pulls on the court such as faking injury and arguing with the umpire to waste time, remind me of Anna Kournikova.
 

Serve&Bash

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Maybe, but the way he talks to his mother during matches is disgraceful. Also, the antics that he pulls on the court such as faking injury and arguing with the umpire to waste time, remind me of Anna Kournikova.
That's one thing I don't dislike Rune for. The way his mother behaves is at baseline disgraceful and she is probably the biggest reason he acts like he does. Similar sort of dynamic between tsitsipas and his dad.
 
Maybe, but the way he talks to his mother during matches is disgraceful. Also, the antics that he pulls on the court such as faking injury and arguing with the umpire to waste time, remind me of Anna Kournikova.
That's one thing I don't dislike Rune for. The way his mother behaves is at baseline disgraceful and she is probably the biggest reason he acts like he does. Similar sort of dynamic between tsitsipas and his dad.
Oh yeah that is a big complicating factor if she is a root problem source.
 
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He's only 20 there is some hope for a breakthrough still.
A breakthrough? Rune is already ranked #7, beat Djokovic last year and also ended Alcaraz's year-
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Why is Mouartagalu at all his matches still if they split up?
Because Rune is the most talented ball-striker since Agassi.
Just because you don't coach him, doesn't mean you don't attend his matches.
 
They haven't. They're solidly together, despite the lies given out by the Rune camp.The big (unreported by all but the Dutch media) is that Holger's coach since age 6, Lars Christenson, is toast. Sad to see.
Bro I highly doubt they'd make official statements on Twitter if it weren't true, they have some level of professional reputation they need to uphold.
 

BeatlesFan

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Bro I highly doubt they'd make official statements on Twitter if it weren't true, they have some level of professional reputation they need to uphold.They announced it last month that Patrick would not be with Holger anymore, yet he has been front and center in his box in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome. Read the Dutch media, PM is his coach, Lars is out.

An official announcement on Twitter means absolutely nothing when the moment they made it, Patrick was still sitting in the box and actively coaching him.

They made the announcement after Indian Wells, Yep Patrick was sitting in his box and coaching him in Monte Carlo, Madrid, and now Rome. It’s not rocket science to figure it out.
 
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BeatlesFan

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An official announcement on Twitter means absolutely nothing when the moment they made it, Patrick was still sitting in the box and actively coaching him.

They made the announcement after Indian Wells, Yep Patrick was sitting in his box and coaching him in Monte Carlo, Madrid, and now Rome. It’s not rocket science to figure it out.
I know Mouratoglou is Mouratoglou but I thought he was not that unserious.
 
Rune was at it again yesterday against Djokovic. Novak starts to make a comeback and he goes up 5-2 in the second set, so Rune starts arguing with the umpire about line calls and asks, well actually yells at the umpire, for a Physio for a "leg injury." He successfully broke Novak's momentum and ran like a deer as soon as his injury time out concluded.

It's this type of behavior and general lack of respect or appreciation for any of his opponents that sours me, and many others, on this kid. Ultimately, these type of behaviors will only detract from his career, but as I mentioned earlier, I doubt that he thinks he is doing anything wrong, and thus will never make any changes.

Rune is the complete opposite of Alcaraz in this regard. Alcaraz is all class, and Rune is just an ass.
 

Impetus

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Its a very weird situation. There is nothing about it in the Danish media.

Lars has been there since the beginning and in the last few years he has tried to make Rune more reliant on himself and it has been clear that he thinks its wrong that Rune has to use his box excessevily.

Obviously Lars has a problem with Mouratoglou and the whole "two coaches situation".

Time will tell. I personally hope Lars stays in his team. I think its a great story that he has been his coach since the age of 6.
 
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BeatlesFan

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Its a very weird situation. There is nothing about it in the Danish media.

Lars has been there since the beginning and in the last few years he has tried to make Rune more reliant on himself and it has been clear that he thinks its wrong that Rune has to use his box excessevily.

Obviously Lars have had a problem with Mouratoglou and the whole "two coaches situation".

Time will tell. I personally hope Lars stays in his team. I think its a great story that he has been his coach since the age of 6.
Aneke posted on Twitter about Lars last week:

"Lars has traveled with Holger since he was little and Holger has been associated with the Mouratoglou since he was 13. It's not about a change of coach but about using the resources you have for various reasons."


I loathe PM and want Lars back. There is stuff about this in the Danish media:

https://sport.tv2.dk/tennis/2023-05-09-runes-traener-fravaerende-igen-igen
 

Impetus

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Aneke posted on Twitter about Lars last week:

"Lars has traveled with Holger since he was little and Holger has been associated with the Mouratoglou since he was 13. It's not about a change of coach but about using the resources you have for various reasons."


I loathe PM and want Lars back. There is stuff about this in the Danish media:

https://sport.tv2.dk/tennis/2023-05-09-runes-traener-fravaerende-igen-igen
Im not a big fan of PM either. He's too much of a "gorilla".
My wife thinks he's hot, though. And she says Aneka thinks it too the way she looks at him.

Haha.

But I dont think its that simple. I saw a tv interview about two weeks ago with Lars. He said he would be very sad if it comes to an end with Rune. His voice broke a few times in the interview...
Unfortunately I cant find interview online.
 

Legend of Borg

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Could someone clarify why PM continues to be in Rune's team and box during matches even though they're officialy split and are no longer in a coaching partnership?
 

Permitlady

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if you follow PM on Instagram, they said they were done. Rune thanked him via insta post but then PM announced the extension.
 

BeatlesFan

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But I dont think its that simple. I saw a tv interview about two weeks ago with Lars. He said he would be very sad if it comes to an end with Rune. His voice broke a few times in the interview...
Unfortunately I cant find interview online.
Please share if you can locate it, I'd be so interested to see it. Holger said yesterday in his presser he's still with Lars, but I find it hard to believe, something else is going on. He's not been in the Rune box since Marseille and that was February. Lars was absent in Acapulco, IW, Miami, MC, Madrid and Rome. Patrick has been there every match, they fly to tournaments on Patrick's private jet and PM is shadowing Rune every damn second. Lars is back in Copenhagen.


Could someone clarify why PM continues to be in Rune's team and box during matches even though they're officialy split and are no longer in a coaching partnership?

See the Twitter quote from mommy Rune about this, it's sort of a word salad, not revealing that much.

I personally think Lars has been relieved of his coaching duties and the Rune team is trying to keep that secret, which is poor P.R. and idiotic. If Lars doesn't show up at RG, it's over and they're handling it very poorly.

Here's an article from Dutch media from last week and it all sounds like nonsense to me, they keep saying Lars will return and PM will exit and it never happens:

Holger's coach is gone again: Drops tournament in Rome​

Holger Rune has not had his long-time coach in his box for more than a month. Now Lars Christensen confirms that the reunion in Rome has been dropped

....Aneke Rune tells TV2 that Lars Christensen is still associated with the coaching team and that there is no question of a definite coaching change.

Before the start of the clay season, it was announced that Rune's collaboration with star coach Patrick Mouratoglou would end, and Lars Christensen would continue his coaching duties.

But a few days before the start of the tournament in Monte Carlo in April, those plans were changed, and Mouratoglou wanted to continue working with Rune instead, while Lars Christensen wanted to take a holiday at home in Denmark.

https://www.seoghoer.dk/sport/holge...g-i-rom?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
 

Impetus

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Please share if you can locate it, I'd be so interested to see it. Holger said yesterday in his presser he's still with Lars, but I find it hard to believe, something else is going on. He's not been in the Rune box since Marseille and that was February. Lars was absent in Acapulco, IW, Miami, MC, Madrid and Rome. Patrick has been there every match, they fly to tournaments on Patrick's private jet and PM is shadowing Rune every damn second. Lars is back in Copenhagen.
I would be happy to share it but I cant find it online and I saw it on flow TV… This is the best I can do:

What happened in my opinion is, that Rune (or his mom) wanted more energy to his game from his box and Lars is more a quiet guy. Lars opposed this because he wanted Rune to find the inner strenght and used Munich to say: see what I told you.

Rules were not clear on who was the head coach and Lars felt that PM took his role. Which is quite obvious that PM tried to do that since he brought his analyst Mike James to the team.

It might not have been what Rune wanted with all this drama. But its clear he grew up in the last 2-3 months.
I dont know what is the best for Rune, but I dislike the self-pronounced silverback PM.

I didnt see that Rune said yesterday that Lars is still his coach. But fingers crossed :)
Its basically a lot of drama…
 

BeatlesFan

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Sadly, Holger continues on with nauseating Patrick as his coach at the French Open:

Holger chooses Patrick: Lars Christensen not in Paris​

Aneke Rune now confirms that Lars Christensen will not be present during Roland Garros

Holger Rune has once again chosen to take French Patrick Mouratoglou into the box, says Aneke Rune.

Now it probably feels most natural for Holger to take Roland-Garros with Patrick, as he has participated in the initial clay tournaments - except for Munich. Lars has been involved in messages and on the phone along the way, she says.

Lars has trained Holger Rune since he was a child. But in the current season, the Dane has excelled in his absence at several major tournaments. Lars has thus not been found in Rune's box since March, when he was with the Dane for Indian Wells and the Miami Open, and this has led many to speculate whether a change of coach is on the way.

The Rune camp itself has downplayed the speculation - most recently before the recently concluded tournament in Rome.

Aneke Rune informed TV 2 Sport that it is not a question of a permanent change of coach , but that it has been about distributing the resources - although without concretely elaborating on the reason for the changes.

https://www.seoghoer.dk/sport/holge...i-paris?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
 

Chanwan

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They haven't. They're solidly together, despite the lies given out by the Rune camp.The big (unreported by all but the Dutch media) is that Holger's coach since age 6, Lars Christenson, is toast. Sad to see.
You are American right? Do you have a news alert on Holger and then read through the news from all over the world via Google translate or what?

Fwiw, I don't think Lars is done just yet. That's not what I am hearing
 

Impetus

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I was at a birthday party last weekend. A woman was a member of the board in Skovshoved tennis club (where Rune started) and hired Lars Christensen many years ago. Lars took a special interesting in Rune since he was 6 and was like a fatter to him.
Lars had a van and that every now and then Aneka and Lars would disappear and sounds would be comming from the van.
Maybe this is not all about tennis and who is the best coach for Rune…
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
You are American right? Do you have a news alert on Holger and then read through the news from all over the world via Google translate or what?

Fwiw, I don't think Lars is done just yet. That's not what I am hearing
I look at all the news on Holger every morning, concentrating on the Danish media and then use Google translate. There are also Twitter and FB groups from Denmark with all sorts of insider news. Aneke Rune also answers questions and PM's fans. She's directly answered me twice when I've written her. She said in early May that Lars is still his coach. Yes, I'm American.
 
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