If the Normans began with a troublesome victory over Istres
(3 to 2), the three to 0 defeat in Caen left a bitter style and traces. Their chief Robert Gardos
(n ° 1) had not saved his rank, opposite to his behavior. From Macao to China, the place he’s enjoying a Pro-tour event, he explains. “Play in front
1,000 spectators, in the midst of a pandemic, a few days before flying to China to compete in the World Cup was very stressful. I found the audience a bit close to us, and I was afraid of getting infected. I admit that I felt vulnerable. I was concerned about my health. ” A state of affairs that he didn’t expertise. “I have a family with three children and I have a great responsibility towards them. I also lived in uncertainty over the ITTF’s day-to-day schedule. All of this gave me a huge mental load at the start of the season. “
Gardos lacks confidence
The Austrian wanted to take every precaution to be able to play in the World Cup from November 13 to 15. “If I had tested positive, I would not have been able to participate with all the sporting consequences (fall in world ranking) and financial. When I arrived in China, all players were in quarantine for 14 days and were tested every 2-3 days. “ Gardos was able to compete in the event, which brought together the best players in the world. He reached the final table and finished in the top 16, eliminated by the Japanese Harimoto (world No. 4).
The leader of the Rouen formation believes that he “Lacks a little more confidence and security in (his) play, and that with work and perseverance ”, the whole lot should be so as. It is true that confined in Spain till the start of October, he couldn’t put together, practice as ordinary.
His return to the championship can be scrutinized this afternoon in Saint-Denis. “It can be very troublesome this season, as a result of there are a lot of very effectively balanced groups, and we began badly. If issues go higher for us now, we will win once more. “ Tuesday evening, President Fache’s team will receive the Angers training behind closed doors.
“We will broadcast the match on our Facebook web page and touch upon it”, informs the SPOR president.
Saint-Denis – SPO Rouen, this afternoon at 15 h 30.
SPO Rouen – Angers, Tuesday at 19 h 30.