Emma Raducanu wants to continue pursuing her goals. The British tries to grow and be more effective on clay, talking about what she will be able to achieve in the next scheduled tournament (Madrid): at the press conference there was a passage about the announcement of her separation from her coach Torben Beltz.
The Englishwoman spoke on the media day of the Iberian tournament: "I am enjoying my stay in Madrid. I haven't been out yet, but I have trained well and the place is really fantastic. I can't wait to see what happens in the next few days.
The conditions depend a lot on the weather and vary: on the first day I felt the court very fast, with high-speed tennis, as it was h*t and the air was dry, but then it got heavier (with cloudy weather). I think I did very well for my first week on clay in the whole circuit, I did a great job, I'm happy.
Playing two Fed Cup matches allowed me to get used to the clay, it was a very nice step", she commented. On the separation: "Torben is a great guy, I really enjoyed the time I spent with him, both on and off the pitch. He is one of the nicest people I have ever worked with." Novak Djokovic is all set to defend his Wimbledon title.
As the organizers said, players will not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to compete at the tournament. The tennis star, who couldn’t play in the Australian Open after being deported over his vaccination status, will play in the French Open.
Since vaccine passports are no longer required in France.
Lazarov reflects on Novak Djokovic
Handball legend Kiril Lazarov has hailed Novak Djokovic as the greatest tennis player in the world. In an interview with the Telegraf, Lazarov waxed lyrical about Djokovic's famed mental strength and ability to win seemingly lost matches.
"Novak was and will always be the greatest for me ... Although he is younger than me, I see him as an idol. Idols on and off the field. A victorious man who is born once in 1000 years. His mental strength and manner of behavior in important moments and in moments when he loses ...
How he knows how to make a turnaround from a lost match, so it is almost impossible. He has been doing it with ease for years. The biggest!" he said.