Holger Rune's BMW Prize Goes Unused as He Lacks Driver's License
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Denmark's young tennis sensation, Holger Rune, has once again proven his mettle on the court, defeating Dutch player Botic van de Zandschulp in a nail-biting final match at the Atp tournament in Munich. Despite facing physical challenges and being down by championship points, the 19-year-old player mounted a thrilling comeback to secure the win, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(3).
Triumph Over Adversity
The young Dane faced adversity in the form of an arm injury and a twisted ankle during the final match, yet he persevered and emerged victorious. In a post-match interview, Rune stated, “I'm not fine.
I feel awful. And I said, it is what it is when you're in this situation, you know, it's the last match, it's the last push. So, I tried to find a way that could help me a little bit to not be as hurt. But again, it was a struggle and, you know, I managed to get it done."
Rewarding the Champion
In addition to the cash prize, Rune received a luxurious BMW I4 electric car as a reward for his victory.
This is not the first time the young player has received such a reward, as he also won a similar car last year after triumphing in the same tournament. Rune revealed in an interview with Bild, “I still haven’t got my driver’s license.
It’s on my list but it’s very time consuming." The car he received last year was given to his father and has now become the family car. The young player plans to make one of his family members happy with the car he received this year.
Holger Rune wins a BMW I4 electric car for winning Munich but doesn't have a driver's license yet so can't drive it...hilarious #ATP #BMWOpen pic.twitter.com/7eAki39L8b — John Horn (@SportsHorn) April 23, 2023
"On the Road to a Driver's License"
Despite not having a driver's license, Rune's victory has not been dampened.
In the same interview, he stated, “The winning car from last year has become our family car now. Mostly my father drives them." The 19-year-old player has plans to finally obtain his driver's license by the end of the season, stating, “I still haven’t got my driver’s license.
It’s on my list but it’s very time consuming." Holger Rune's victory in the ATP tournament in Munich marks his fourth tour-level title and solidifies his position as the World No. 7. The young player's triumph over adversity and unwavering determination have once again proven that he is a force to be reckoned with on the court.