Holger Rune Blasts ATP Scheduling After Monte Carlo Exit

Holger Rune Blasts ATP Scheduling After Monte Carlo Exit

Holger Rune, known for his outspoken nature, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the conditions he faced at the Monte Carlo Masters. A day after losing to Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals, Rune took to social media to criticize the ATP's scheduling, which forced him to play two matches in one day with minimal recovery time.

Rune's frustration stemmed from the fact that he had to complete a rain-delayed second-round match against Sumit Nagal on Thursday, followed by a thrilling three-set victory over Grigor Dimitrov in a decisive tie-break. He also played two doubles matches earlier in the week with Taylor Fritz.

In response to an ATP post highlighting Sinner's winning forehand, Rune commented, "Not that you gave me the best conditions in the first place having to play two matches the day before ending late, leaving almost no recovery time."

Hours later, Rune reflected on his experience at the Masters 1000 event, writing, "Three matches in 38 hours. Happy about my level of tennis."

When one user criticized Rune for "crying," he responded defiantly, "Hi. If I want to cry, I cry. If I want to scream, I scream. That's me. And by the way, I never cry. This post was mainly mentioning that it's probably the shortest tournament I had in a long time in Europe and still three matches. Very efficient."

Rune's comments highlight the challenges faced by players on the ATP Tour, where demanding schedules can take a toll on their physical and mental well-being. Despite his disappointment, Rune remains optimistic, as he heads to Munich to defend his title at the 250-level tournament.

Tags: #HolgerRune, #MonteCarloMasters, #ATP, #Tennis, #Scheduling

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