August Holmgren

March 5, 2024

“It was my father who introduced me to tennis. We would go to the indoor bubble in Denmark about once a month when I was four. Then we’d see how many times we could get the ball over the net. Our record was 132, I think. I started practicing with a club when I was six, and by the time I was 10, I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life. I chose tennis because it was the most fun. I wasn’t really good, nationwide at least, until I was 15 or 16. I didn’t have an international breakthrough, so to say, until I was 17 or 18. I’ve always been a little late with reaching high levels. Same in college. My tennis career has always been like a slow but steady growth level, which has been very enjoyable for me. The two things that keep pushing me forward is seeing progress and also knowing that there’s so much that I can still improve. That’s really exciting for me. The other part of it is that I really like to be in the big moments where it’s exciting but uncomfortable. Then mostly what motivates me to (more…)