The 17-year-old German player Rudolf Molleker is one of the brightest promising younger competitors on the ATP Tour. In May, Molleker won his first Challenger title ever beating the Czech Jiri Vesely in three sets, 4-6 6-4 7-5.
In a recent interview to TennisTourTalk, he was asked eight funny questions. Here are the most interesting ones. Whom would he invite to a party if he could? 'It will definitely be Roger (Federer), Rafa (Nadal) and to lift the spirits Nick Kyrgios,' Molleker said.
What was the craziest thing he has experienced on the Tour? 'In Hamburg at the (Am) Rothembaum tournament. I qualified for the main draw, I was standing on the Central Court and spectators started the Mexican wave.' He also said that his ultimate goal is to become the world no.
1 in the ATP Rankings. This week in Hamburg Molleker faces the Spanish veteran David Ferrer, who played the final here in 2014, losing to Leonardo Mayer. It will definitely be the chance for the young star to show his potential in front of his crowd.
In a potential second-round match, Molleker would face the fourth seed Damir Dzumhur or a qualifier. He claimed his first match win ever on the ATP Tour at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart last month, beating his compatriot Jan-Lennard Struff in three sets, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3, hitting 26 aces.
He then lost to the Frenchman Lucas Pouille in a straight-set second round 6-3, 6-4. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal and Lionel Messi meet each other in Ibiza!