In an exclusive interview with Tennis Australia, world No. 119 Marc Polmans revealed that he is a book lover and that Rafael Nadal's autobiography is one of his favorite books. The 23-year-old Australian now has his eyes set on Kobe Bryant's autobiography as he wants to learn more about the life and career of the late basketball legend who tragically died earlier this year.
"I do quite like reading about other athletes and their experiences. I feel like that can help with my tennis. I’m always trying to work on the mental side," Polmans told Tennis Australia. "I want to read the Kobe Bryant autobiography too.
I haven’t got my hands on it yet, but I’ve heard good things about it, so I’m looking forward to reading that one." Polmans made a promising start to the season as he achieved a career-high ranking just before the Tour got suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Australian was disappointed after the Tour got abruptly suspended but he will be motivated to continue his rise and improvement once tennis returns. "I made the best start to the season I possibly could have, so I was really looking forward to the rest of the year,” Polmans said.
“Most of my points I need to defend are at the back half of the year, so it’s a bit disappointing that the season got cut short or might be cancelled for good. But, top 100 is still one of my biggest goals I’m hoping to achieve soon”.