DANIIL DESERVES

THIS TITLE!

6:4, 6:7, 4:6 against Daniil Medvedev in London. Certainly this loss hurts. After 2019 I also lost my second Masters final, I hope I will succeed next time. Daniil won the trophy without losing a match, he really deserves this title.

I can still be proud of a sensational final of the ATP-season: in the group matches I defeated Rafael Nadal, I beat Novak Djokovic, the current number one, in the semifinal. Since January 2019 my head-to-heads have been positive against the leaders of the game – this encourages me for 2021.

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to my sensational mini-team in London:

To my coach Nicolas Massu who prepared me excellently for all the matches at the O2-Arena.
To my physical therapist Alex Stober who treated me late into the night on the massage table.
To my manager Herwig Straka who supported me with all his energy.
And to my brother Moritz who helps me incredibly and supports me every second.

Thank you!

Now it is time for vacation. For the next couple of days I will relax in Austria and then in two to three weeks I will start preparing for the next season. I have managed to get myself into a good starting position for the coming season, however, for Corona the start of the season is uncertain. The goals are clear: I want to win my next Grand Slam and I want to play a part in the race for the number one position.

I hope the entire Corona-situation will be over soon, I can’t wait to play in front of sold out stadiums and indoor venues. All the players have missed the fans most for the last months. Though I think we will still need a little patience.

Thank you for all your support!

Yours,