When youngster Darko Grncarov was asked how he felt watching the NextGen Finals he stated, ‘I feel very happy for every one of them, and all I can say is that next year I’m gonna be there’. As statements of intent go this is surely one of the best motivated.
Young and talented, Grncarov suffered a stroke and was in a coma for eleven months. The initial shock and disappointment of emerging from the coma led to a breakdown. He willingly and openly shares his story and it is clearly the foundation of an extraordinary young man and tennis player.
Now, a couple of years on, he is looking to his bright future as a professional tennis player. He has indeed come far. It’s odd to think of someone who is far from a household name as a comeback kid of any sort, but his past speaks for itself, and 2018 could be a very big year for a player ready to set the world alight.
Throughout a journey that must have greatly tested his character and that of those surrounding him, he has not only proven doctors who said he might never walk again wrong, but is using it as the fuel for his motivational fire, to re-launch his career that was going so well until his unfortunate incident.
His words are filled with a youthful exuberance and passion for what he does, he possesses a warm and friendly demeanour, using lots of smiley faces. With appearances planned at a Grand Slam and several of the Masters tournaments in 2018, as well as a number of the 250 events, it looks like being a very good opportunity for a fresh ascendency up the rankings for Grncarov, and nobody could deny him that chance.
Hopefully, a year from now he will have participated in the second edition of the NextGen Finals and anyone with knowledge about tennis will have his name vying with some others on the tips of their tongues. Also Read: Richard Gasquet adds Thierry Tulasne to his coaching staff