It has been a season of fluctuating fortunes for Ramkumar Ramanathan, however he’s decided to make the approaching weeks depend.
“Am coaching in Barcelona for the French Open,” mentioned the 26-year-old, ranked 215 on the planet, as towards his profession better of 111 in 2018.
Grounded by a COVID-19 constructive take a look at in Portugal, because the season was hotting up, Ramkumar stayed away from the circuit for six weeks to recuperate from the virus.
As if isolation was not unhealthy sufficient in another country, Ramkumar additionally needed to endure the emotional disaster of his dad being handled for the virus in an hospital again dwelling in Chennai.
“Dad went by a troublesome time,” recalled Ramkumar, fairly relieved that he was bodily and mentally robust to beat the virus.
“I’ve additionally completely recovered, by God’s grace. I had two good matches in Zagreb final week,” mentioned Ramkumar, who did very properly to qualify for the primary occasion within the Croatian Challenger on return to the circuit.
He and Sriram Balaji had practically a dozen match factors, however misplaced within the pre-quarterfinals of the doubles.
“They only couldn’t convert these match factors,” mentioned Ramkumar’s father, Ramanathan, who watched the match on ATP’s net streaming. He additionally felt Ramkumar’s opponent was too good within the singles fundamental draw.
After all, it was a busy season for Ramkumar, as he had travelled for 3 Challengers in Turkey, aside from Doha, Singapore and Kazakhstan for a lot of tournaments, together with the qualifying occasion of the Australian Open.
“I’ll give my finest within the coming weeks,” mentioned Ramkumar fairly centered on his coaching somewhat than making an attempt extra occasions earlier than the French Open.
For certain, Ramkumar is hungry and able to do properly because the Grand Slams come round in Paris and Wimbledon.