Bianca Andreescu: I want to reach that number one spot. I really do!



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Bianca Andreescu: I want to reach that number one spot. I really do!

US Open champion Bianca Andreescu says that becoming World No. 1 and winning more Grand Slams is one of her big ambitions when the tennis circuit resumes. The 19 year old Andreescu was speaking on the Tennis Legends show with Mats Wilander and Boris Becker along side compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime.

The Canadian teen has not played since October last year due to injuries and was hoping to return to the tour in Miami before the tour shutdown. "I don't know what the future has to hold, but I will tell you that I'm going to give my best.

I don't like losing so we will see, but that is definitely the goal [reaching world number one], as is [winning] the other Grand Slams as well. "I want to reach that number one spot. I really do! I really do! Andreescu described her 2019 season as a rollercoaster 'the best and worst year of my life' .

Besides her multiple successes on the tour, she also had to retire from four events due to injury. "Man, every time I talk about it [winning the US Open], it brings me the feels because 2019 was the best and worst year of my life.

It was definitely a rollercoaster. "My results were definitely the good part of the year and me improving as a person and as tennis player. I got super confident, so I was like, '2019 I am coming for you', and I just kept the ball rolling.

19 year old Auger-Aliassime, who is one of the rising stars in the men's game and currently ranked No. 20 in the world, spoke about closing the gap between the younger players and the Big Three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

"We have to push, but I think the tough part is the level that the top three guys still play at, and I think with the commitment and the knowledge and the high level, now they are pushing the limits in terms of how long they can sustain that level.

'Obviously, people need to see young and new faces winning big tournaments. I’m a part of that and players that are a bit older than me are also getting much closer. "I am young, but I feel like there is something new to see [with the top three], and I think they are always pushing barriers in terms of playing well at their older age."