By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Denmark’s Holger Rune has been named the ATP’s “Newcomer of the Year.”
The 19-year-old, who made his Top-10 debut in November after successful his first Masters 1000 title in Paris, was a rising power all season and joins fellow “Newcomer of the Year” award winners Andy Roddick (2001), Rafael Nadal (2003), Gael Monfils (2005), Kei Nishikori (2008), Alexander Zverev (2015), Jannik Sinner (2019), Carlos Alcaraz (2020) on the record.
The award is player-voted.
“I’ve worked very hard the whole year to do as good as possible, and it’s really nice to see that my colleagues [voted for] me, so it means a lot,” Rune stated. “I just can’t wait for 2023, and it’s going to be hopefully another great year.”
— ATP Tour (@atptour) December 13, 2022
Rune went 39-24 on the season with titles at Munich, Stockholm and Paris. Famously, he delivered 5 Top-10 wins in Paris and defeated Novak Djokovic within the remaining for his largest profession title. He gained 15 of his remaining 16 matches in 2022 and completed the season at No.11 within the rankings.
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— Holger Rune (@holgerrune2003) December 13, 2022