Anas Jaber: “Madrid” is a new start in my career, and big tennis tournaments are my goal

Tunisia: Tunisian tennis star Anas Jaber said that reaching the “Madrid Masters” world championship title “was not easy, but it is the result of years of hard work and diligence”, noting that this tournament is a new start on his way to the “Grand Slam” tournaments. In an interview with the Anadolu Agency, Jaber (27) added that the confidence of his technical management “and the encouragement and support of Tunisian and Arab fans” in his various participations in the past years were the basis of his progress. in the world ranking of professionals and her entry into tournaments as a serious competition for big names in the world of yellow football. And at the end of last week, in the Madrid Masters Championship final (1000 points), Jaber, or “Minister of Happiness”, as he is called in Tunisia has written a new chapter in its successful journey. Jaber was in able to achieve an unprecedented Arab and African result, winning the Madrid Masters Tournament with a thousand points, which is his first title in the Masters Championships, and the second in career after the title of the English championship “Charleston” in the category (250 points). A new chapter of success, and Jaber took the title and moved up to seventh place in the world (after he was 10 years before winning), after his victory in the Madrid Championship final on the clay stadium “Manolo Santana” on the American Jessica Pegula, ranked 11th in the world (and 14 before the final in Madrid); In two groups to one, 7-5, 0-6 and 6-2. During the interview that the Anadolu agency conducted on the phone with Jaber, the Tunisian and Arab tennis icon said: “Great work and suffering , long travels and participation in many tournaments, preceding the achievement of this milestone that it was not me I would have told him if it had not been for the trust of my team (coach Issam Al-Jalali, physical trainer and her husband, Anne Karim Kammoun, and psychologist Melanie Millard), in my skills and my confidence in their support for me ”. She added: “Reaching this level is something I expected and I have worked hard for years to achieve, and this achievement is an important milestone in my journey to build a new future and achieve better results.” And about her future goals, she said, “Now the work will begin to move forward in rankings and enter the prime five world rankings, and to bet more seriously and more on tournaments in which I will compete. “And she continued:” I am happy with this milestone and this crowning achievement, after the final in Charleston (I lost the final against the Swiss Belinda Bencic – last April 10) and the quarter-finals of the championship in Stuttgart (I lost against the Spanish Paula Badusa – on 22 of the same month). “He added:” I didn’t experience the whole Madrid final with satisfaction, Pegula played well, in the second set I almost lost concentration but told myself it was worth it and I shouldn’t stop at the balls that play well and I shouldn’t be disappointed in my performance in some balls, and I managed to compensate for the loss of the second set to win the third and get the important thing, which is the victory and the crown “. “Grand Slam” is my goal and Jaber expressed his hope of “appearing at a higher level and focus more” in his participation in the Rome Championship, which is currently taking place. Jaber qualified for the second round of the Rome Open by beating Romanian Sorana Cerstia 6-0, 7-6, on Tuesday, in the first round. Regarding her future goals, Anas Jaber pointed out that she is betting on “a title in the four Grand Slams (French Open, US Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open, all called Grand Slams), in which the crossing will be in stages and strong clashes and at high levels “. He stressed that “win in these leagues require patience and great physical and mental preparation, which is what I am working on with my team. “” The Madrid coronation should not be a reason not to notice that goals can only be achieved with concentration and strong competition , I will work to take advantage of my recent victories “, he added. And she continued:” Reaching the podium in one of the four Grand Slams, is the one I bet on now, nothing is impossible, but without work and respect for my competitions nothing is easily achieved. “Wholesale titles The Tunisian player has won many titles during her career, while aspires to bigger tournament titles in the next phase, winning the “Birmingham” championship in doubles accompanied by British Elaine Perez in 2021 and in the single she reached the final of the “Charleston” tournaments (2021), which won the title) and 2022 , and “Chicago” and “Moscow” in 2018, and the doubles final in “Charleston” 2021. In total, Jaber won 13 titles in tournaments and tournaments of the International Tennis Federation; These are the Madrid Masters Championship (1000 points), Charleston 2021 (250 points), the Turkish Antalya and Casablanca Morocco 2010 and Tunisia 2013, 2014 and 2016. He also won the “Fukuoka” and “Konomi” tournaments. in Japan in 2013, and Canada Saginai in 2013, and “Daytona” and “Sun Rice” in the Americas in 2016. As for a continental, it won two gold in Africa Games in single and double in 2011 and silver (mixed double) in the same year, gold at the Arab Games and bronze (double) in the same year. She also obtained bronze at the Mediterranean Games in 2013, two golds at the African Games 2011 and 2012 in the single and in 2012 in the doubles and silver in the same continental competition in 2011 in the doubles. an example for most of his country’s athletes and a permanent candidate to raise his country’s flag in the biggest tournaments in which is trying to get titles. (Anatolia)