And no matter the opponent on the other side of the net, the former world number one is confident and ambitious: “I will have to force myself to stay focused but it’s a game like any other. Honestly, it doesn’t matter if I’m playing against a friend or against a player I don’t like. I just wanna win, that’s competition“.
The semi-finalist of the last Australian Open is warned. But he will have arguments to put forward, like his clear successes against Jiri Lehecka, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Francisco Cerundolo.
If it is difficult to decide on the poster for the final, one thing is certain: in the half, it will hit.