Former world No. 10 Lucas Pouille revealed that physically he is feeling well and he is hoping to return to his old form. Pouille, now ranked at No. 128 in the world, underwent an elbow surgery last year. Pouille was hampered by an elbow issue for an extended period and ultimately he decided to undergo a surgery.
Pouille has been struggling with his form and consistency this season but he is starting to find his form on the Challenger Tour. Last week, Pouille finished runner-up at the Cassis Challenger. Pouille has now made a positive start to this week's Rennes Challenger as he beat Maxime Janvier in three sets.
"My physical issues are behind me, I hope for as long as possible. It's great to play on a full court, especially after this long period of playing in empty stadiums. I’m very happy to be here, in this great atmosphere," Pouille said, per We Love Tennis.
Pouille had some doubts
Pouille was scared of undergoing an elbow surgery because he feared he would never again be able to play the way he played. Fortunately for Pouille, the surgery went well and hia recovery went smoothly.
"There was a big doubt as to whether I was going to be able to play normally again, especially when I decided to have an operation. There were a lot of doubts, I really did not see the end of it. I have no more pain or apprehension at all," Pouille revealed in April.
"This long period allowed me to rethink what I had been able to do in recent years and what I want to improve. The loss of Marbella could have put me in the hole a bit. Another defeat, I could have given up a bit and on the contrary, we remained very positive with the whole team to get back to work immediately."