World No. 117 Kamil Majchrzak recalled admitted it was very painful for him at the ATP Cup two years after sustaining a broken pelvic bone. Majchrzak made his ATP Cup debut in 2020, when he lost to Argentine Guido Pella in three sets.
Majchrzak finished the match but he spent the next seven months sidelined. “It was very painful for me, because it was the first edition of the ATP Cup and I was playing matches for Poland. Matches for the country are with different emotions because you don’t only play for yourself, you also play for your colleagues, for your country,” Majchrzak told the ATP website.
“It was very emotional for me. I finished the match, but it was a bad picture at the end and I could not play another game because I was injured for half a year”.
Majchrzak managed to overcome the injury
“I needed to take the ankle braces off,” Majchrzak said.
“Of course when I was moving, I was a little bit scared at the beginning. Then every other day I was feeling better and I had to do all the physical training again and tennis preparation as well, so it was a matter of time.
It was not easy, but I managed”. Majchrzak returned to the ATP Cup this year and finished the group stage with a perfect 3-0 record. Majchrzak beat Michail Pervolarakis, Aleksandre Bakshi and Federico Delbonis in the group stage.
Majchrzak and world No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz have been playing great and Poland is through to the ATP Cup semifinal. “We’ve been practising together from time to time or playing tournaments or at least seeing each other at the tournaments from a very young age and at places where there were indoor courts that were zero degrees inside,” Majchrzak said of his relationship with Hurkacz.
“Now we are here. He’s a Top 10 player in the world, so it’s a very inspiring friendship and I hope to keep it going”.