Thomas Siniecki, Media365: revealed on Friday March 25, 2022 at 12:37 p.m.
There are positives to be taken from each scenario. Especially at 32 and after having spent half his life on the circuit… This is how Alizé Cornet tries to put his dangerous patch into perspective, which contrasts along with his nice success in Australia.
The hangover lasts for Alizé Cornet after his formidable Australian Open. Quarter-finalist two months in the past, for the primary time in his profession at a Grand Slam match (crushed by Danielle Collins, 7-5, 6-1), the thirty sixth participant on the planet – French n°1 – misplaced once more within the first spherical in Miami on Thursday to Alison Riske (6-2, 6-2) and didn’t received just one match in 5 tournaments since his Melbourne exploits. “I’m clearly struggling, I haven’t won for a month in Doha and it’s been a long time… The game that hurt me the most was in Lyon, because it escaped me then I had it in my hand.” After successful the primary set 6-1 in opposition to the modest Spaniard Cristina Bucsa, she misplaced in three units (1-6, 6-4, 6-1).
The introspection is fascinating: “I asked myself a lot of questions, which can make me panic because I am very quickly caught up in doubt. In Indian Wells, I was therefore very tense, I couldn’t find my bearings. I I feel better now, a little calmer, I stop having too many expectations… It’s always the same thing, you have to find the right compromise. I do the job as well as possible, the main thing is to give everything to have no regrets. And my happiness must not depend on that, I no longer want tennis to be so central and harmful to my personal development. We have to put things in their place, which is just a tennis match.” Words that essentially resonate with these of Ashleigh Barty, who’s retiring at 25 and as world No. 1.