Former world No. 14 Jerzy Janowicz has recalled the time when he and Czech Lukas Rosol had to be separated by chair umpire after the match. After losing easily 6-3 6-2 to Janowicz in the Winston-Salem Open round-of-16, Rosol approached the Pole and told him he was always finding a reason to complain about something.
After a breakthrough season on the Tour in 2013 -- when Janowicz made the Wimbledon semifinal and achieved a career-high ranking of No.
-An opponent he hated on the court was Rosol in Winston-Salem 2015. Janowicz had a problem with the air conditioning of a nearby food truck being too loud. After the match, Rosol approached him and told him that he always complains about sth.
The umpires had to keep them apart. — Damian Kust (@LWOSdamiankust) May 11, 2020
14 in the world -- it all went downhill as the Pole couldn't stay injury free for a longer period of time. The 29-year-old Pole missed the full seasons in 2018 and 2019 -- but refused to quit professional tennis -- and now he credits his coach Gunter Bresnik for helping him to keep working on a comeback.
Janowicz also revealed that making the Paris Masters final in 2012 was more than just a good result as a financial boost was something he needed at that time.
-Gunter Bresnik helped him get through the tough times but telling him not to worry because if he's healthy, he's good enough to come back no matter when it will be. That helped him to relax and not rush it, focus a bit more on his family in the meantime.
— Damian Kust (@LWOSdamiankust) May 11, 2020
-The Bercy run in 2012 was extremely important as it was a rough moment in his career and he had his back against the wall financially (before the 2012 season he received info from his sponsor that it will be their last year together) — Damian Kust (@LWOSdamiankust) May 11, 2020