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ATP - Alexander Bublik: "If there was no money ... I would quit tennis!"
"I don't see any positive in being a tennis player"
In Montpellier two weeks ago, the 22-year-old said: "I hate tennis with all my heart. I hate every day that I have to play." Playing in Marseille, the world 55 has been very open to our colleagues. "To tell you the truth, I don't see any positive in being a tennis player. I only play for money. If there was no money at stake, I would stop right away. " he confided bluntly. With more money, the Kazakh would not even be on the court anymore, according to him. "No, otherwise I would have already retired. Or maybe not ... I haven't gotten to the same point as my friend Bernie (Bernard Tomic) yet. But I'm not far away (laughs) ). " As a reminder, Bernard Tomic had confided in 2017, already in the columns of L'Equipe, that he only played for money.
"I have to practice in this freaking sport every day"
However, it is very interesting to note that Alexander Bublik is not disgusted by tennis but by the professional world. The demands, the demands, the pressure ... This is what seems to bother the 55th player in the world. But without a doubt, tennis is part of his life and what he loves.
"Yes, I have seven tattoos and each one is linked to a specific moment in my life. The one on tennis (a skeleton of a hand holding a tennis ball) is probably to remind me that I have to deal with this freaking sport every day. I love this sport, I can't say I don't, I love to hit the ball. After my career I'm sure I will keep hitting thousands of balls. I think I will die playing tennis. But being a professional player, facing new opponents every day, even if you are in pain everywhere, is difficult. You can't say "I don't feel good so I don't play".
Before concluding: "If you break up with your girlfriend, if you get divorced, you still have to go play. And when you lose, everyone asks you why you lost. But go f-ck yourself, go on the court if you think you could do better than me ... It's this part of tennis that I hate. " he said. A testimony that will be talked about but which turns out to be very interesting.