ATP Tennis Podcast: Holger Rune on Dream Paris Run | TBEN | Tennis

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This week in the ATP Tennis Podcast…

HOLGER RUNE ON WINNING THE ROLEX PARIS MASTERS AND BECOMING AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE NITTO ATP FINAL – “I feel great, to be honest, it’s the best feeling to be one from Turin and if you told me four weeks ago that I was in the top ten and a deputy for the [Nitto ATP] Finale I’d be like, ‘What’s sorry?’ But now I’m there and I’m super proud and hopefully I can play.”

PATRICK MOURATOGLU ON THE POTENTIAL OF HOLGER RUNE – “I think a few guys have the potential to be Grand Slam champions and generally those guys go really fast, they climb up the rankings really fast, but I think Holger has what it takes to be a Grand Slam champion, he has the faith, an incredible determination, a love and passion for the game that is huge and he is willing to do whatever it takes even if it is extremely painful to achieve his goals.”

FREDERIC FONTANG ON THE ANIMATED ATTITUDE OF FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME – “It was something that we thought was important for Felix because he’s an aggressive player, he’s athletic and if he shows this athleticism on the pitch it’s very positive because it will suit his game, move forward, to the net, so that’s why he has to show a lot of emotion.”

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GILLES SIMON ON THE REASON FOR RETIREMENT – “It was just my life, I always wanted to be a tennis player since I was six years old and the first time I watched tennis was here in this stadium and in my head I’m still a tennis player, but it’s just that i’m not able to play anymore, it’s too painful and i’m not on the level, the guys are too young, too strong so that’s why i stop, i can’t compete anymore at this level, but i’m also very happy now that I have stopped to enjoy other things and the first priority is family.”

JEREMY CHARDY ON TRYING COACHING WHILE INJURED – “It’s really different because when you’re playing it’s more about the feeling, the next point, the next game and when you’re a coach you have to think about the preparation, the goal for the game, how you you can improve and sure you want to win the next game but you have to build the game for the next game next month since i coach all the time i watch video best guys video and me I am much more into tennis now than when I am playing.”

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LORENZO MUSETTI ON TAKING INSPIRATION FROM HIS GRANDFATHER – “I get a lot of inspiration from him. He was an honest man with great values ​​and I try to be like him because he tried to convey to me all the passion he had for his work, for life, for his family and I try to be in these kind of feelings and I think that these things help me a lot because having a balance in your head when you are under stress definitely helps you get what you really want.”

JACK DRAPER ON THE REASON FOR HIS RISE IN THE RANKING – “The most important thing for me is to stay injury free. The last couple of years I have been constantly injured, so the most important thing this year is to get the consistency of being more on the track and more confident in my body during It’s clear there’s still a long way to go, but I’ve always known my tennis was good enough, it’s about staying on the court and working smarter, not harder.”

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DOMINIC STRICKER’S COACH SVEN SWINNEN ON THE YOUNG’S SURPRISE SURPRISE – “I think he has great potential and I’m sure he will make the top 100 soon. It was great that we could give him a wildcard for a Challenger in Switzerland and it was great that he came out of nowhere to win that one and made a lot of points and quickly rose in the rankings I think for his height he works quite well and works well on his serve and I like to keep the focus on his strengths and not his weaknesses, but we’re trying to mix up the serve a little bit so he gets really unpredictable during his serve games.”

PLUS DAVID NALBANDIAN FEATURE ON WINNING THE NITTO ATP FINAL 2005

– Podcast hosted by Seb Lauzier
– Interviews by Seb Lauzier, Jill Craybas and Chris Bowers
– Features of ATP Uncovered
– Rolex Paris Masters commentary by Lee Goodall