February 28, 2024

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Francisco Cerundolo: Between the ambitions of the top ten and the dream of competing in Paris 2024

Francisco Cerundolo: Between the ambitions of the top ten and the dream of competing in Paris 2024

Francisco Cerundolo (No. 22 in the ATP Rankings) reaches ATP 250 Buenos Aires As the fourth seed in a high-level team that will have Carlos Alcaraz and Cameron Norrie as favorites but will also have the presence of historical figures such as Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic. In the run-up to the start, the Argentine Speech.

The 25-year-old Argentine arrives in Buenos Aires with a record of two wins and five losses in the first part of the season. For this reason, he realizes that the main motivations at this moment in his career respond to a reunion with the stability that has placed him among the best in the world in recent years.

“I managed to break the top 20. I was 19th last year, and I think that was the number one goal at the time. Obviously I think getting into the top 10 is everyone's ambition. It's not a goal I have now because I'm coming back from not so good weeks. The main thing is to find my tennis And with myself, being able to go out on the court and do a good job, being able to compete, and trying to play better.

He continued: “I think this way I will start winning matches more frequently, and once I achieve that, and a certain stability as I have been over the past two years, I will set my goals.” I can't say now that I want to be in the top 10 when in reality I've been playing very poorly in recent weeks.. “It's something that will continue, it's not that trying to get into the top 10 will ever stop being an ambition or a dream. It's a nice challenge in front of me and I start training every day to try to aspire to that.”

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This year, the Olympic Games will be held in Paris. Francisco, currently number one in Argentina, is tipped as one of the potential figures to represent Albiceleste in this major event.

“If the classification allows me, I will obviously be there. It's a very beautiful thing. The Olympics are held every four years, and you don't have many chances to play in them. If I qualify without a doubt then I will go and hopefully participate.” “I can play a great role because it is also very good to give a medal, which is a joy for the country. One always dreams of that. I hope I can qualify. I know that at Roland Garros, it will probably be an incentive.” “It gives us greater expectations than if we were on another surface. It's obviously something I'm thinking about for this year.”

Finally, regarding the alliance with Franco Davin in his team, Cerundolo explained when they will meet: “We have been in regular contact by phone, almost every day. And also with my coaches who are here. He will come to the United States.” “The Indian Wells Tour and Miami. Those will be the tournaments where he'll be personally there on the field watching the games.”