Rune Jokes About Not Having 'Private Chef' Because Of Ranking Drop

Rune Jokes About Not Having 'Private Chef' Because Of Ranking Drop

by Nurein Ahmed

Holger Rune recently bantered about his Top 10 exit and blamed it for his inability to own a private chef to cook his meals.

Rune became the highest-ranked Danish male player last summer after reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinal for the first time and climbed to World No. 4 for the first time.

His achievement at SW19 came on the back of a highly successful clay-court swing where he made three finals, including two Masters 1000s, and won one title (Munich Open).

But his form in the second half of 2023 pales compared to his results in the first half of the calendar, when he won 37 matches across all levels. He once went 1-11 after last year's Wimbledon until he hired Boris Becker to salvage his season.

While preparing for this year's Wimbledon, Rune was hilariously questioned during one of his interviews at the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic whether he had a private chef within his camp in London.

He promptly revealed he did not have a chef and had to resort to Uber Eats. The 21-year-old blamed this drawback for his rankings slide in recent months, falling from a career-high of No. 4 to No. 15.

"Unfortunately no. But now I am 15 so that’s why. No, you guys heard about Uber Eats, right? I think we are going to cook Saturday we had some talk about the barbeques."

The shocked reporter then asked World No. 15 about his cooking abilities. Rune explained that he had only cooked one meal in his life and that it was only recently, consisting of mashed potatoes and beef, and he would barbeque the beef this weekend.

"I cooked, I think, only one time in my life. That was three weeks ago. So. Beef with mashed potatoes and lot of peppers.

Rune must defend quarterfinal points at this year's Wimbledon to avoid losing ground in the Top 15. He will begin his campaign with South Korea's Soonwoo Kwon, who he has never beaten in their last two meetings.


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