Marc Polmans on potential AO wildcard, Davis Cup debut & goals

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Marc Polmans on potential AO wildcard, Davis Cup debut & goals

Rising Australian star Marc Polmans, 22, hopes to receive a wildcard into the Australian Open. Polmans, ranked at No. 136 in the world, debuted in the Australian Open main draw earlier this year after receiving a wildcard. The Australian suffered a disappointing first round loss at Melbourne Park as he was up by two sets before American Denis Kudla staged a comeback.

"I haven't received a wildcard yet, just so you know. I'm second Aussie out of the top 100, so I've got a chance," Polmans told The First Serve. The 22-year-old is aiming to have a big 2020 season and break into the top-100 for the first time in his career.

"I'm stuck into preseason now, getting ready for the Aussie summer! I'm slowly getting closer to the top 100 and that's the goal. I've got about 4-5 weeks to get my body right," Polmans said. Also, Polmans hopes to one day make his Davis Cup debut.

"Hopefully one day I'll be able to represent Australia like Grothy (Sam Groth) did. This year I mainly played on the challenger tour so next year I think I need to take the next step, play more tour events but less tournaments to look after the body," Polmans added.