25-year-old German Dominik Koepfer, who reached the fourth round of the US Open in September, says his goal for the 2020 season is to reach the Top 50. He is currently ranked No. 94 in the world rankings. In an interview with Tennisnet, Koepfer says, "My goal is to be in the top 50.
And to be part of all Grand Slams. I don't have a lot of points to defend at the beginning of the year, so I hope in the first few months that things will continue to go up, that I will also be able to get straight into the ATP tournaments."
The German is currently training in Florida for the upcoming season with the likes of Alexander Zverev and Hubert Hurkacz. "I'm currently in Tampa, just like the past three years. I train partly in Saddlebrook, then at IMG.
There are some people here: Sascha Zverev , Hubert Hurkacz, Peter Polansky. Sometimes I also use the USTA facility in Orlando to play matches. I train with my coaches Rhyne Williams and Billy Heiser. When Sascha starts playing points, you may be asked.
But I train a lot with Hubert Hurkacz, who has his coach here in Tampa. Something always arises." Koepfer says reaching the fourth round of the US Open in September has been a big breakthrough for him "I've had a lot of new experiences, already at the US Open.
I had never played on such a big stage, for me, it was only the second Grand Slam tournament in the main draw. I qualified for a major for the first time and reached the top 100 by reaching the fourth round. This means that I can now play bigger tournaments, and in some events, I come straight to the main draws, especially the Grand Slams.
It was a big dream that came true." Finally, speaking about his experience at the Davis Cup in Madrid, Koepfer says it was good, although he does not have anything to compare it with from the earlier format. "I didn't have a personal comparison now because I had never been to the Davis Cup before, but the atmosphere against Argentina was pretty good.
But of course you notice that hardly any spectators from other countries come to tennis in Spain. The organization of the tournament was great, everything was perfect for the players. Only the atmosphere for the other teams except Spain was not that great."