ATP RANKING: 4
Rune will make his debut with Team Europe at Laver Cup Vancouver. He is the youngest player to join Bjorn Borg’s side in 2023 and is one of the most talked-about players of his generation. Rune transitioned from being the world No.1 junior to achieving a top 100 ranking on the ATP Tour in January 2022. Impressively, by November of the same year he had climbed into the top 10, becoming the first Dane to do so in men’s tennis since the introduction of computerized rankings in 1973.
Holger was named ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2022 and names Rafael Nadal as his first idol, followed by Roger Federer. He hit with them both as a practice partner at the 2019 ATP Finals. The son of Anders and Aneke, he began playing tennis at the age of six, following his sister, Alma, into the sport. He has a special talent for juggling, and he loves James Bond movies and the actor, Daniel Craig.
The confident Dane is comfortable on clay and hard court surfaces, excelling on both and amassing an impressive list of credits in his short time on the pro tour. He won the ATP Masters 1000 at Paris in 2022 at age 19, earning five top-10 wins, and became the first Danish man since 1925 to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros when he upset 2021 finalist, Stefanos Tsitsipas. After a best-ever showing at the Australian Open in January, pushing Andrey Rublev to five sets in the fourth round, Holger landed in the championship match at two more ATP Masters 1000 events in Monte Carlo and Rome, in between collecting his fourth career singles title in Munich.
Runner-up: Rome, Monte Carlo
Semifinals: Queens, Acapulco, Montpellier
Quarterfinals: Wimbledon, Roland Garros
R16: Miami, Australian Open