Daniel Altmaier: "Crazy emotion, it means a lot to me"

Daniel Altmaier seems to have a special feeling with the Roland Garros

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Daniel Altmaier: "Crazy emotion, it means a lot to me"

Daniel Altmaier seems to have a special feeling with the Roland Garros, the only Grand Slam tournament in which he managed to get past the first round and reach the second week. The German achieved one of the most important victories of his career in Paris in 2020 by beating Matteo Berrettini in three sets.

This year, it was the turn of another Italian tennis player to suffer an unexpected defeat against Altmaier: Jannik Sinner. The Italian did not express the best level of him, but in the fourth set he obtained two precious match points.

Match point that Kempen's tennis player returned to the sender before making an incredible comeback and imposing himself with a symbolic 7-5 in the decisive set.

Altmaier's words after the success against Jannik Sinner

The German said in the press conference: "I felt crazy emotions.

The crowd was crazy, I really thank all the fans. A week before reaching Paris, I went fishing with my father to calm down. This experience probably helped me in the fifth set. I knew that a tennis player like Sinner would fight to the end.

They don't care if they face match points, they miss a smash. They are incredible opponents, and Sinner proved it. I too am used to always fighting to the end. This win means a lot to me. I've been working hard for the last few weeks.

Match points cancelled? At that moment it's not easy to think about tactics, because he was serving. You have to answer your best first and then stick to your game plan. He took the initiative and I had to react well to recover the exchange.

Each point has its own story. You don't have to focus on scoring, I think that's the key. I think our brains don't have the ability to solve all problems, so it's important to stay in the present and try to execute the shots as best as possible." In the third round, Altmaier will find a great Grigor Dimitrov on the other side of the net.

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