In Gstaad, along with contemporary mountain air, Greek Rail additionally smells the highest 100

After his challenger victory in Amersfoort, Tallon groenpoor knocks emphatically on the door of the worldwide top-100. “I feel I belong there too. That realization has all the time been there.”

He sounds assured and he’s. Greek Rail is a person on a mission. After the victory over Botic van de Zandschulp on Sunday on the Dutch Open (6-1, 3-6, 6-1) the 25-year-old tennis participant from Nieuw-Vennep has risen to put 105 on the ATP rating.

This week, within the Swiss mountain village of Gstaad, Greek observe can already be a part of the hundred greatest tennis gamers on the earth. “Then I feel I’ve to outlive two rounds, however I am probably not involved with that. I am growing myself, getting higher and higher. Then that prime 100 will come by itself.”


The Greek observe of 2021 is completely different than in earlier years, he additionally notices. “I now carry out very constantly. Even when I’ve a lesser day, I normally handle to drag the sport out of the fireplace. And my physique typically let me down previously. That’s now not the case.”

The 2019 US Open qualifying match is mentioned. Greek observe appeared to be on its solution to the principle match, however misplaced a 6-3, 3-0 lead towards the Argentinian Marco Trungeliti and nonetheless misplaced. A psychological blow. That would not occur to him now.

“It was very ugly what occurred then,” says Greek observe. “Since then, I’ve made strides on all fronts. Due to my victory in Amersfoort, I’ll now nearly actually be admitted on to the principle match of the US Open. That was truly the purpose final week. Good that it labored.”

Shutter as a coach

Along with Dennis Schenk, Greek observe has additionally had Raemon Sluiter as a coach at his facet since April. This collaboration is bearing fruit early on. “He pushes me each day and tries to get the most effective out of me. I’m very glad with him to date.”

In April, the NOS spoke with Greek observe, who had simply entered right into a collaboration with Sluiter on the time.

Greek observe desires to take a decisive step in tennis profession on the premise of Sluiter

As well as, for the previous month, Greek observe has employed a bodily coach: Bas van Bentum. “I’ve identified him for some time. He was at Feyenoord and after he stated goodbye there I approached him. We’ll now work collectively for a yr. He’ll journey with him for fifteen weeks and he’s current at each coaching session within the Netherlands.”

It is a signal of the professionalism of Greek Rail. He leaves nothing to probability anymore. That prime 100, that may occur eventually. Ex-coach Kristof Vliegen even thinks {that a} rating within the prime 50 ought to be doable. “A troublesome assertion, however confidence is excessive in the meanwhile. Hopefully it is in.”


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