‘Novak Djokovic is the most complete player – mentally and physically,’ says rising ATP star

Holger Rune says he left his Monte-Carlo practice stint with Novak Djokovic ‘inspired’ after declaring him the most complete player in the world.

The 17-year-old Dane is one of the ATP’s brightest rising stars and has climbed to 317 in the world rankings already.

He got the opportunity to practice with Djokovic last month, and he he revealed what that experience was like, and how much it has motivated him to improve.

“When I practised with Djokovic, I understood that he’s not strong in tennis only,” Rune told Junior Tennis Italia.

“He is the most complete player I have ever met both mentally and physically, I understand why many players have a hard time beating him.

“I left the court in Monte Carlo with so much inspiration and I wrote down a lot of things I want to improve in the next weeks.

“He showed me what it takes to become and be number one: it’s not just passion and good tennis, it’s so much more.”

“Every time i practice with Top-10, I get so much inspiration.

“They have so many strengths that I can learn from and at the same time they are all cool guys who love tennis like me.

“I measure my tennis against them and I feel there’s a lot lo learn but I am not that far away.”

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