John Peers reveals he contacted Filip Polasek around Wimbledon and that's how their partnership started. Peers and Polasek got off to a rough start as they lost their first two matches but the e everything changed. Peers and Polasek won the Indian Wells Masters, finished runners-up in San Diego, as well as made semifinals at the US Open, Paris Masters and Vienna.
"I sent Filip a message around Wimbledon time, when we were both looking for partners,” Peers explained to Tennis Australia of how they first teamed up. “Filip came back to me a few days later, so I thought alright let’s give it a crack.
It was as simple as that”. Peers and Polasek will continue their partnership in 2022 and Peers is hoping they will continue to trend in the right direction. "It’s been a fun ride with Filip so far, we are progressing nicely and the last few events has showed what we can start to do,” Peers said.
Peers nominated for the Newcombe Medal
Peers would be thrilled to win his first Newcombe Medal. "It is such an honour to be nominated for the Newcombe Medal again. This year has certainly been an amazing year for tennis in Australia and I’m really happy with the way my year has ended,” said Peers, who is hoping to win the highest individual honour in Australian tennis for a first time.
“It gives me a lot of confidence going into next year”. However, it won't be easy for Peers to win the Newcombe Medal since the top favorite for the award is world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty. "I feel honoured to be nominated,” Barty said.
“I’m proud of the year my team and I have had and the work we put in. To be recognised by the Australian tennis community with this nomination is special”.