With Dominic Stricker, media interest is not as great as with Novak Djokovic. Stricker has been in Australia for a long time. He is currently competing in a qualifying tournament for a place at the Australian Open.
In the qualifying tournament Dominic Stricker (ATP No. 243) won his first game against the Egyptian Mohamed Safwat (ATP 214). In the second round, Stricker meets 34-year-old Australian Matthew Ebden (ATP 237).
Two more wins
Thanks to his good results last year, Stricker can take part in the qualification tournament. Last year, Stricker moved up the ATP rankings. At the beginning of 2021 he was ranked 1168 and at the end of the year 246th. To be able to participate in the Australian Open, Stricker has to win his next two games.
Preparation in Traralgon
The week before, Stricker was preparing for the tournament in the Australian town of Traralgon. At the Challenger tournament in Traralgon, Stricker was eliminated in the second round. Stricker did better in doubles. Together with Marc Hüsler he played his way up to the final. The Swiss lost the final against a double from France / Poland (Guinard / Kolar).
[i] Dominic Stricker – Mohamed Safwat 3:6, 6:2, 6:1
[i] The Australian Open starts on January 17, 2022
[i] The first version stated that Dominic Stricker was in 874th place in the ATP world rankings at the beginning of 2021. It is correct that Stricker was at number 1’168 at the time. That has been corrected.