Dalen Creekpoor returns from North America with his highest ranking yet. The 27-year-old tennis player moved up to 24th in the world rankings after the US Open. He hopes to rise even further with competitions in the fall. “On the 24th, that’s what you sign up for, but I’m hoping to get into the top 20 this year,” says Griekpour.
“I am doing well this year,” said the tennis player before the matches in the group stage of the Davis Cup finals. The Greek spur started the calendar year with a tournament win in Pune, India and also won a grass tournament in Rosmallen. He reached the finals in Washington in August. This led to a steady rise in the world rankings, with a current high point of 24th.
A week after the Davis Cup final, Haarlemmer continues its season in Asia. “I will be playing in Beijing and Shanghai in China and Europe for another three weeks. At least five or six matches after the Davis Cup. Hopefully the Davis Cup finals will be held after that. Creespor still sees plenty of room to climb its ranks. ,, it is possible. I didn’t win a tournament at the end of last year so I didn’t have any points to defend. I hope I can take advantage of it. “
Just like last year, Greek Spur will want to get past the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals and reach the knockout stage with the Davis Cup team. The Dutch tennis players were notable group winners in the 2022 group with the United States and Great Britain, but according to the tennis player, they now have a good chance of entering the group. “Last year we were able to surprise and now I think we are being held to account,” the 27-year-old tennis player said, looking ahead to the matches in Split, which begin with a match against Finland on Tuesday.
I collapsed a bit physically and had a lot of cramps, but I recovered well. I will be 100 percent on Tuesday
Creekpour has just returned from North America for six weeks. He reached the final in Washington, but lost early to Alexander Zverev and Francis Tiafoe at the Masters in Toronto and Cincinnati. At the US Open he had to bow out in the first round to Frenchman Arthur Fils. “It’s definitely not the US Open that I expected and expected. That’s the lesson to take with you. I was down a bit physically and had a lot of cramps, but I recovered well. I’ll be 100 percent on Tuesday.
He is keen to participate in the Davis Cup. “It’s always a pleasure to be with the team. We have a good team. We had it last year and we’re doing it now. In this form it will end quickly, but it can fall in the right direction. There’s something beautiful about that,” he thinks. We believe. There was no shame in losing to Australia after that, but we had a great chance of reaching the semi-finals or the final. Botic van de Zandschulp and I both lost in the third set in singles. It’s unnecessary, but that’s part of it.
After Tuesday’s match against Finland – crucial to victory according to team captain Paul Haarhuis – the US will be a tough opponent. After that, a hostile home against the Croatians awaits. “I played against Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz in America and the crowd was against you,” says Griekpour. “It’s a bit more intense in Davis Cup, but I’m enjoying it too. There are some Dutch supporters too, hopefully they’ll make a lot of noise.
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