Seven Belgians will play theAustralian Open 2021 in singles, two males and 5 girls. Of course, David Goffin and Elise Mertens are significantly anticipated and signify two good possibilities of the second week, if not higher, for the Belgian followers. Semi-finalist of Roland-Garros 1997, out of qualifying please, Filip Dewulf switched to the media in Belgium and carefully follows his compatriots on the circuit. The specific context of Melbourne, David Goffin, Elise Mertens, Kim Clijsters … the previous participant delivered his analyzes throughout an interview with Tennis News.
Filip Dewulf discusses the Australian Open for Tennis Actu
“I think I would have gone mad locked up in my room for 15 days”
All former gamers think about themselves within the footwear of present gamers, confined to Melbourne, for some 19h / 24h or for others 24h / 24h. “I think I would have gone mad locked up in my room for 15 days “, he first confided in all honesty. “It was one other time, there was no social media. Normally, they need to practice all day, sweat, and put together for a Grand Slam match. Locked within the bed room, it’s not apparent in any respect. I cannot wait to see what it’ll end up. The preparation of the gamers is completely different, it is going to be the primary time they have had this expertise. Some have no downside, others get crazier so It’s onerous to know what it’ll end up. It’s going to be one other bizarre match. It’s fully loopy to have the qualifiers in Doha and to have to attend earlier than enjoying the grand slam match. Kimmer Coppejans has very nicely performed in Doha, on one other floor and should wait a month for the grand slam match …“he defined.
“David Goffin finds his tennis, his hand, his legs … I’m quite confident”
David Goffin had an advanced 2020 however in 2021, the Liege may regain his tennis. Now working with Germain Gigounon, the 14th on the planet had first match in Antalya this 12 months and appears to have turned his head proper facet up. What to be optimistic about? “We know he had a difficult period last year. He changed coaches and had to reinvent himself. He regained the motivation and the desire to play. In Antalya, even if he had to save 5 match points against Herbert, he had a good tournament. He finds his tennis, his hand, his legs. I’m curious about what he’s going to do in Melbourne. Expectations are lowered a bit. He is still Top 15 but I don’t think he is cited among the surprises. Why not surprise us? What I saw in Antalya is a David in legs and well in his head. I am quite confident“, advised Filip Dewulf, visibly satisfied by the primary appearances of David Goffin model 2021.
Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin greatest buddies 4 life ï¿½’ï¿½ pic.twitter.com/PjSOKQY6So
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“Elise Mertens played a lot by combining singles and doubles. At one point, it’s a bit too much”
twentieth world, Elise Mertens is a part of the lengthy record of outsiders to Melbourne. The Belgian is usually very impressed firstly of the 12 months. Confident, Filip Dewulf There are nonetheless questions in regards to the double. “Elise just keeps growing every year. He is a very stable person. She works a lot. This is also what scares me. Last year, she gave herself a day off and went back to training. It scares me a little. She played a lot by combining singles and doubles. At one point, it’s a bit too much. It takes a lot of energy. She likes the double, she sees it as a workout and has fun with Aryna Sabalenka. I understand that this choice is difficult but I think she needs to be fresh to perform in the big tournaments. She’s still a customer for the second week “, he asserted.
Thankful to be again in Melbourne @AustralianOpen Australia all the time has a particular place in my coronary heart ï¿½’ï¿½ But past grateful for many who have labored so onerous and sacrificed loads to provide us a possibility to compete ðŸ ?? pic.twitter.com/QuJsUyDmIr
– Elise Mertens (@elise_mertens) January 20, 2021
“It won’t be easy for Kim Clijsters. I hope she plays more tournaments”
Finally, though she declined the invitation for theAustralian Open, Kim clijsters Should proceed his “Kim Back” in 2021. Having performed solely 3 small video games in 2020, for 3 defeats elsewhere, the Belgian star continues to be speaking and doubts about his return to a aggressive degree are nonetheless current. “It won’t be easy for her. She made 3 tournaments last year for 3 losses but for me she played well. He lacks rhythm. It’s normal. She also has concerns about getting fit. She’s had a lot of injuries too so it wasn’t easy and it’s not going to get better at almost 38. I hope she will play more tournaments. She must also have better luck in the draw because she played Muguruza, Konta and Alexandrova last year.“, analyzed the previous Belgian participant. To be continued …
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