At 35, Younes El Aynaoui is far from retiring from pro tennis. His determination and motivation made him work and train hard for 5 weeks in Barcelona after his good performance in Doha.
He didn't manage to obtain a WC in Dubai but succeeded in qualifying to the main draw after good wins against Marco Chiudinelli 6/1 6/4 and George Bastl 6/4 6/4. The main draw didn't allow Younes to win more matches because he simply faced the world's n° 4 Nikolay Davydenko in R1.
However, Younes demonstrated great tennis and fighting spirit and was very close to create a major upset. After 2h55m Davydenko finally prevailed in three extremely tough sets: 6/7 7/5 7/5.
Well done Younes! Keep working hard, you deserve to be at least in the Top 50.
Starting on march 5th, Younes is playing the Morocco F1 Future in Oujda where he's the top seed.
Then, he is supposed to participate in the Bogota Challenger and come back to Morocco to play two challengers and the ATP event in Casablanca.
Good luck Younes! :boune: