Kotov explained the reasons for Monfils’ defeat in the final of the Stockholm tennis tournament

Russian tennis player Pavel Kotov spoke about the reasons for the defeat in his first final at the ATP level, which took place in Stockholm.

The Russian lost Gaël Monfils the match ended with a score of 4:6, 7:6 (8:6), 6:3 in favor of the Frenchman.

“I am very happy with the result, because I played all the matches, including the final, from start to finish – I fought for every ball. It so happened that in the final my opponent beat me But Gaël Monfils is very experienced, he has been on tour for many years, [так что] there is nothing supernatural about it. I’m happy with how the week went and I’m happy that I was finally able to reach my first ATP final. Although throughout the first set and until the end of the second, Gaël could barely walk between rallies, bending over. And during the rally, he started running, making 20 long accelerations in all directions. I understood that he was ready to run more and more, ready to give 100% to win this match.

Such changes during the match were not surprising. After several similar cases, it immediately became clear that everything was fine with him, the man was ready to play. He is a player who likes performance, [любит] get the crowd moving, play in front of the crowd. Before the match, it was understood that something similar could happen on the field. “I was ready for this,” Kotov said at the Championship.

After the Stockholm tournament, Kotov rose to 81st place in the ATP rankings.


Source : MatchTV

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