Dan Added, 393e global and n ° 2 Alsatian, was this Wednesday the primary regional participant in motion on the worldwide circuit this yr. Engaged in the Manacor Future match, which takes place in Rafael Nadal’s academy, on the island of Mallorca in Spain, the TC Strasbourg participant nearly simply dominated (6-1, 6-4) the Spaniard Joan Borras Isern , 1875e world at 21.
Almost ? “This first game went very well… until the last game,” says Dan Added. “I had a little bit of a margin towards my opponent and I rapidly led 6-1, 5-1. But he had a burst of satisfaction and broke me on a recreation that was a bit gag. Then I had a tough time concluding as a result of it was the primary recreation of the season and I lacked a little bit of confidence. But I’m happy, as a result of I’ve managed to use what I’m engaged on in coaching. “
A discovered mannequin
And that is the target of the beginning of the season for the Bas-Rhinois, who’s now coaching in the identical Cannes construction because the Russian Daniil Medvedev , 4e international. “The priority is to develop my game along clear lines of work. Then, obviously, the goal is to move up the rankings and get closer to the top 250 in the world, ”explains Added, 21 years outdated and ranked 373 at greatest.e worldwide (as of February 2020) for now.
“I must be harder on the evil”, explained the Alsatian last August when joining the Riviera Academy of Jean-René Lisnard. In Manacor, the place he’s enjoying his first two tournaments of the yr for the following two weeks, he has an ideal mannequin: Rafael Nadal, who trains in his luxurious academy at the identical time as this Future is going down there.
“I saw him train on Tuesday,” continues the Bas-Rhinois. “I had already been in a position to attend a session in Melbourne (Editor’s be aware: Added performed the Junior Australian Open there in 2017). He works in brief sequences, however the depth he places into his exercises is monstrous. Here, we meet him on daily basis in the academy, in the restaurant, and it is tremendous good, it makes him actually human. I nonetheless hope to see him once more by the tip of the week. “
It would imply he is gone far in the match. In the following spherical, Dan Added will face one other younger Spaniard, Daniel Rincon. At 18, this resident of Nadal’s academy is just not but categorised at the ATP, however he’s promising: he received, in 2018 in Florida, the Orange Bowl, the unofficial world championship for gamers. 16 years outdated. Dan Added can be nonetheless in rivalry in doubles alongside the Swiss Antoine Bellier and can face in the quarter-finals this Thursday the pair composed of the French Kenny de Schepper and the Italian Stefano Napolitano.