Friday, September 22, 2023

Karolina Muchova: Federer as an idol, who is the Czech?

You may not know her, but Karolina Muchova does an excellent Roland-Garros. In a complicated part of the table, the Czech achieved the first big blow of the fortnight by eliminating the Greek Maria Sakari in the round of 16 in two sets. Irina-Camelia Begu (27th) and Elina Avanesyan (134th) were swept away, as was 2021 finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Place now in Aryna Sabalenka this Thursday, June 8, the 2nd world.

Since a very young age, Karolina Muchova has had an idol, Roger Federer. His game, very forward, is a kind of homage to the Swiss. “I loved his game, I learned a lot by watching him, she explained press conference. I was inspired by his slices, his volleys. Everything, I loved everything. “The player also appreciates the cushioning and variations, a true tennis identity. “I think that’s always been in me. I’ve always liked competition and varying my game. If you watch videos of my matches when I was young, you see me already then varying my shots.

Often injured

Karolina Muchova is also known for her many injuries, particularly in 2022, on the Suzanne-Lenglen court, where she left the court in tears and on a wheelchair, forced to retire in the third round against American Amanda Anisimova. after twisting his right ankle.

A title on his list

At the highest level quite late, Karolina Muchova won only one title on the circuit with the Korea Open. She also has a quarter-final on the grass of Wimbledon and a semi-final at the Australian Open by overthrowing local and world number 1 Ashleigh Barty in the quarter-finals.

What is Muchova’s ranking?

The Czech is currently 43 in the ATP rankings. But with her good career at Roland-Garros 2023, the player should do well in the standings.


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