For Lucas Pouille, it’s almost time to get a tennis player again. Removed from area since October 2019 and a key injury to his right elbow, this Frenchman is currently preparing his return to competition in 2021 in the All In Academy, the academy connected with his new coach Thierry Ascione, located in Villeneuve-Loubet. Under his knee last July, Pouille gave a fix at the microphone of our colleagues coming from Infosport + concerning his strengthening his goals in the coming a few months.
“The elbow is fine, it is framing up well. We take our time period. We are trying to be careful not to go too quickly, we still have time, so here we live, we try to do things gradually“, they clarified about his main problem for years. According to him this long parenthesis injury has done him some good, nonetheless he admits this injury produced him fear for his job.”We train hard, we produce sacrifices. It’s because I have goals also because I want to come back to the highest level. And everything these questions that I was able to question myself during this period were normal, since when I asked myself the question of whether or not I was going to get away with this knee at some point and if after the operation easily would be able to replay normally.”
I will come back to the highest level
Regarding its routine, nothing has yet been recognized. The difficulties regarding the organization of the Foreign Open, which will be switched to the calendar month of February (from 8 in order to 21), and the upheaval of the overall calendar at the start of the year, keep him two options for his coding . “There are two choices. Am i not just going to Australia to play this Australian Open and knowing that My partner and i wouldn’t have played for a yr and a half before? Or there is the substitute for start over with Challengers and prepare yourself Montpellier, Rotterdam, Marseille and all this tournaments that follow.“, Pouille stated.
Falling back to 70th place in this ATP ranking, Pouille does not anticipate to climb back up to the top of the ranks right away. He especially knows that he will probably have to live with ups and downs with his online game. “A year and a half away from rivals is a long time and I shouldn’t expect to have wonders right away. We will have to acknowledge that we are not good every day. You will have to accept to fight every day and in my head I am ready. From the new career that begins.”
Finally, the Northerner chose to work with this00 long break without competition to execute a little introspection and leave which has a free spirit. “I took considerable time to think about what I had done nicely, what I missed, what I could have completed better, what I can improve. This specific cut will serve me specifically to try to erase the mistakes that we may have made in the past and be a lot more perfectionist than before. If it goes right away, so much the better. In any case, my goal is to get back, to return to the highest level, to play back quarters, semi-finals inside Grand Slams and try to play for victory in tournaments..”