Federer's Former Coach Joins Rune's Team Ahead Of 2024 Season

Federer's Former Coach Joins Rune's Team Ahead Of 2024 Season

by Jordan Reynolds

Holger Rune has announced that one of Roger Federer's ex-coaches has been added to his team for the new season.

The Danish star already generated attention this year when six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker became his coach. Becker, who has made headlines recently with a war of words with Nick Kyrgios, will continue to coach Rune in 2024.

Adding someone of Severin Luthi's stature to work with Becker and the rest of Rune's team is an unexpected but exciting announcement for last year's Paris Masters champion.

Few other players can match the experience Rune now has in his camp. Luthi was a member of Federer's coaching team for 15 years. This was from 2007 until the Swiss legend's retirement from the sport in 2022, with Luthi becoming one of Federer's most trusted confidants on the ATP Tour.

Luthi was on Federer's coaching team for 11 of the 20 Grand Slams that the tennis legend won. He also played a role in Federer's outstanding longevity in the sport, with three of the Grand Slams he won coming after Federer turned 35.

In addition, Luthi has been the Swiss Davis Cup captain since 2005. That tenure included a memorable triumph in 2014, when Federer and Stan Wawrinka led Switzerland to their first and only Davis Cup title.

Rune clearly rates the track record that Luthi possesses, and he expressed his excitement about the addition of Luthi in a post on his Instagram page.

"Very happy to welcome Severin to my team alongside Boris."

Rune on the appointment of Luthi

It will be interesting to hear further about what Rune feels Luthi can help him with. The Swiss coach did not have the dazzling playing career that Becker had. However, his record as a coach is undoubtedly extensive and impressive.

Rune's first match with his new coaching team is set to be at the Brisbane International, with Rune also set to play doubles in Brisbane with three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray.


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