Nothing is quiet in fall – the last weeks have been busy. After losing in the quarterfinal at my home tournament in Vienna I recovered from my foot injury. It took me two, three days to recover, then I started my preparation for the final in London at the O2-Arena.

It was a week with thousands of thoughts in my mind. My coach Nicolas Massu literally experienced the atrocious terror attack in Vienna, was close having dinner at a restaurant and was locked up until 2:30 at night. A terror attack that shocked the entire world! Suddenly life was at a halt in Austria. Very, very, sad.

Even less fun is the Corona-situation here in Austria. However, the “Athletes of the Year“ award ceremony will take place next Tuesday. Of course, without audience! No media rumble and highly guarded security checks. I shall be there together with my brother Moritz. It will be my final public appearance before the Masters in England.

On Wednesday I am leaving for London with a “mini-team“. The final goal of 2020, the memories of last year are nice! During the group phase I beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, I beat Alexander Zverev in the semi-final. Then I had that 6:7 in the third set against Stefanos Tsitsipas. It were just a few points that decided heaven or hell…