Holger Rune is the latest tennis player to be followed by Netflix cameras after the OTT platform recently announced that the second season of the tennis documentary series 'Break Point' is in the works, slated for release in 2024.
Ahead of his run at Indian Wells this year, Rune revealed the news about his inclusion in Season 2 of the series. The Dane, who is the most recent Masters 1000 champion thanks to his victory at the Paris Masters in 2022, posted a behind-the-scenes image of him being interviewed by the Netflix crew.
“Starting the morning with Babolat and Netflix,” he tweeted.
Serena Williams’ former coach Patrick Mouratoglou has been a part of Rune’s tennis journey since his junior days. The coach, however, only recently joined the teenager’s touring team and expressed his happiness about being part of 'Break Point' season 2, while stating that he was proud of the World No. 8 for making the cut.
“Blessed to be part of the journey and proud that Holger Rune can show more of his amazing personality,” Mouratoglou wrote on his Instagram. “Get ready for season 2!”
The French tennis coach, who has featured in season 1, highlighted the importance of the tennis documentary series and praised its execution.
“Tennis needs more storytelling and this amazing documentary shows the behind the scenes of our sport,” he remarked.
A brief look at Holger Rune's meteoric rise in ATP rankings
Holger Rune has created a buzz on the tennis circuit since his junior days. The 19-year-old won the 2019 French Open boys’ singles and became the junior No. 1 later that year. The Dane turned pro in 2020, at the age of 16.
He made his mark on the ATP tour in 2022, entering the top-100 in the rankings in January and following it with his first tour-level title win at the Bavarian Championships in April. With the victory, Rune found a spot inside the ATP’s top-50 for the first time in his career.
The teenager continued his rise, making his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2022 French Open. Although his form faltered after the clay Slam, Holger Rune bounced back in time to feature in as many as four back-to-back finals, winning two of those against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Stockholm and Novak Djokovic at the Paris Masters. Amazing results achieved throughout the season helped Rune break into the coveted top-10 of the ATP rankings.
The 19-year-old now stands at a career-high ranking of World No. 8 as he gears up to have a go at lifting back-to-back Masters 1000 titles in Indian Wells. The youngster awaits the winner of Mackenzie McDonald and Filip Krajinovic in the second round of the tournament.