Dominik Koepfer is into the second spherical of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, the place he’ll play former World No. 3 Milos Raonic or American Tommy Paul for a spot within the quarter-finals.
ATPTour.com caught up with the 26-year-old German, who revealed the final time…
I missed a flight?
Weeks in the past! [It was] simply delays, immigration. It took perpetually. From Buenos Aires to Cordoba, I missed it in Buenos Aires.
I paid cash to rent a courtroom or purchase tennis balls?
Tampa weeks [ago in Florida]. I purchased the Dunlop balls they have been taking part in with in Cordoba.
Being well-known helped me?
I imply clearly tennis-wise on tennis courts, getting tennis courts, getting free courtroom time, with the ability to practise at just about each facility you need to, that positively helps. Simply being often known as a tennis participant [helps].
There are positively connections [to get things], however extra by way of connections [I have] than me being a tennis participant. Connections made by way of tennis positively helps attending to eating places, getting issues completed a bit of faster, a bit of simpler.
I strung a tennis racquet?
December 2020, I might say. I hate doing it, however someday the stringers aren’t open so simply must do it myself. It is form of at any time when I break all of my racquets’ strings and have apply the subsequent day. There is not any different selection, actually.
I cooked for myself or others?
Low season. Clearly I used to be house in Tampa for 3 months, I cooked quite a bit. I have been grilling quite a bit. I’ve obtained a brand new grill, so I have been grilling quite a bit with my coach [Rhyne Williams]. I might say that is my favorite factor. It is the simplest and fairly fast to do, no cleansing concerned so yeah, I might say it is my favorite.
Rhyne loves it. He typically brings fish over after which we grill steak and fish and stuff. It is good.
I met a childhood idol?
Clearly strolling across the Grand Slams you see Rafa strolling round within the locker room, practising, within the gymnasium. It is positively nonetheless a bit of bit intimidating to be round him. I’ve not hit with him. I’ve clearly performed Djokovic, however by no means hit with or performed Rafa.
I requested somebody for a selfie
Not a giant image fan. In all probability once I was youthful and once I was watching the WTA match in Stuttgart. I used to go there once I was youthful. I might say that’d be the final time I requested a tennis participant, Justine Henin, for a selfie.
I went to a live performance
March 2020 in New Orleans. It was proper earlier than Covid began to hit. It was Diplo at a membership form of factor.
I attended a dwell sporting occasion apart from tennis
It was in all probability a Tampa Bay Lightning sport in Tampa final 12 months, initially of the 12 months. Since I moved to Tampa, I have been going. At any time when I am right here, I attempt to go, which is not usually. However just a few instances a 12 months I’m going.