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Greek track feels strong again after months of personal and motivational problems | NOW

After a difficult start to 2022, Tallon groen track is feeling good again. The number two in the Netherlands, who reached the second round of Roland Garros on Sunday, had to deal with injuries, private and motivation problems, but he has left that behind.

The 25-year-old Greek track caused a sensation last year by winning no fewer than 26 games in a row. His winning streak did not go unnoticed: Andy Murray, among others, expressed his appreciation. The series is in stark contrast to the past few months: after the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam in mid-February, he lost five times in a row in the opening round.

“I’ve had a few difficult months, but I think I’m back on the right track and doing well,” says Greek track, who surprised Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ATP-28) in the first round of Roland Garros.

“I’ve had private problems, I’ve been sick and I’ve had injuries. It didn’t go well. The real sense to play was not there, and in the weeks in the United States the 100 percent sharpness was missing. How can that be? an accumulation of certain things. I had some mental and private problems that took away from the passion for tennis. And I was busy with other things than tennis.”

Brandon Nakashima, the opponent of Tallon Greek track in the second round.


Brandon Nakashima, the opponent of Tallon Greek track in the second round.

Brandon Nakashima, the opponent of Tallon Greek track in the second round.

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‘I didn’t do what I had to do’

Last week in Geneva, the Greek track already achieved an encouraging result by reaching the quarter-finals. “I am really looking forward to it again and that was also a bit different. Now I am 100 percent busy with tennis again and I am prepared to do everything I can. It is now a matter of working hard to get back into the right form soon. suit,” continues the world’s number 58, who was recently plagued by a curious neck injury.

“This dip was also a bit coming if you see how well it went last year. I also gave up something in the past two months and didn’t do what I had to do.”

In the run-up to his match in the second round, Wednesday against the American Brandon Nakashima (ATP-75), Greek track also needs to strengthen. “I was only able to play tennis here for one hour before the tournament and I came from Geneva with some aches and pains. It is now a matter of putting in good hours and making sure that the body ready is.”

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