Denmark's Frederik Nielsen has decided to concentrate on playing doubles going forward and will give up playing singles. In an interview to Ekstrabladet, the former Wimbledon champion says, "I have not played many singles matches lately, where I have mostly focused on doubles and on being a coach for Mikael Ymer (20-year-old Swede), So it probably starts to stop towards the end, even though I do not has shut it down 100 percent yet.
But I do not want to play on the Transition Tour, he says with address to the new tournament form, which is mainly created to facilitate the transition from junior to senior tennis." Nielsen has played only two events in singles this season with a 1-2 record.
The 35-year-old has dropped to No. 604 in the singles rankings but is still ranked No. 40 in the world in doubles and says he will be looking forward to playing the Davis Cup as well. "Something suggests that the next few years will be more fun than the recent ones.
In addition to Mikael Torpegaard as the first single, Christian Sigsgaard also does really well at college level, and then Holger Rune is on the way." Denmark will meet Turkey in Aarhus, Denmark in September in their next Davis Cup tie.
In doubles, he has a 15-9 record and has reached three finals this season - losing in Morocco with partner Matwe Middelkoop, winning in Munich with partner Tim Puetz, and losing in the final of the Open Aix en Provence, France.