Former world No. 23 Damir Dzumhur admitted he had a bad season but he is confident that he will have a much better season in 2022. Dzumhur, a three-time ATP champion, spent the majority of his season on the Challenger Tour because he wasn't ranked high enough to make the cut for ATP tournaments.
"The season was bad and I am aware of that, but I also think that next season will be much better. I know that in some situations I wasn't making the results expected from me and I know that throughout the year I was neither constant enough nor had the results I was used to.
However, I know that all the mistakes that were made this year can be corrected next year and that everything will return to normal in the middle of next year, especially in terms of rankings, points and tournaments. The coronavirus has disrupted everything in the past two years and it didn't help me at all, there were too many things that went against me, but well ...
What's the matter, I don't want to mention it too much and talk about bad things, and most importantly is to draw lessons," Dzumhur said, per Klix.
Dzumhur hopes to bounce back in 2022
Dzumhur, now ranked at No.
158 in the world, won't have much points to defend next year and he is hoping to get back on the right track in 2022. "The season before the US Open was not bad and if I had continued at the pace I was playing, I could have finished the year in the top 100, maybe even better.
Out of a total of 650 points I had in the second half of the season, I defended 400 from the US Open by the end of the year and I think I overburdened by that and thought too much about what if I lose points. That's what happened, and when a person thinks about everything, he realizes that nothing is terrible.
Next year is here to fix things, I start at the Australian Open, and later we'll see from the calendar and the ATP what I'll be able to play," Dzumhur added.