Zsombor Piros aims for the top100 in 2022
The Hungarian tennis player finished 2020 as world no. 436, but skip forward a year and he found himself at position 288.
The athlete – who became our client in the February of 2021 – has an unbroken development and he proved his talent with two phenomenal victories as the member of the Hungarian Davis Cup team at the end of last year.
He started on in Torino at the DC Final’s group stage by beating John Millman (world no. 72) and continued his prominent showing by bettering a former Grand Slam winner in Marin Cilic.
Zsombor participated in two seperate tournaments in Forli, Italy at the beginning in January and he continued to rise up the world rankings. He reached the semi-final at first try and came up with a surprise victory at the latter tournament against the doubles Grand Slam champion Vasek Pospisil (once a top25 player) with 7-6, 7-6.
Our client has spoken about these remarkable wins at a press conference held by the Hungarian Tennis Federation and as the guest of Hungarian Sport Radio.
’I played my absolute best tennis against Pospisil! He took advantage of all my little mistakes and yet I managed to beat him. One thing is for sure: I am going to rewatch the tape of this match quite a few times!’ – said Zsombor.
However, the 22-year-old was forced to give up the Forli tournament by a minor injury when he was in the semi-finals. The abductor strain kept him out of full practice since despite he never ever felt himself this strong physically before.
’My fitness trainer is Rita Géczi, who also happens to be my partner in life. When we started to work together, I was afraid about how we could get on with each other, but it’s working like a charm! I’m in the shape of my life, I barely even felt fatigue in Forli at the end of my matches.’ – said our client.
Zsombor Piros has a minimum target of world no. 230 (that’s where they usually have a cut-off for the qualifiers of Roland Garros) for the next few months, but his aim is a double-digit ranking by December. That would guarantee him a place at the main draw for his favourite Grand Slam, the Australian Open.
The next steps toward those lines can be taken at the ATP 250 Montpellier and the Challenger tournament in Cherbourg before he gets another chance to show himself to the world as the member of the Hungarian Davis Cup team against Australia in March yet again.