Lucas Pouille: “There is one objective: to participate in the Olympic Games”

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Lucas Pouille: “There is one objective: to participate in the Olympic Games”

“We haven’t seen you on court since losing to Gijs Brouwer at the Ilkley Challenger last June. When can we expect to see you back on the circuit?
As soon as I can really resume. I was bothered by somewhat boring health problems last June, which have not allowed me to train since. I hit the ball again for the first time in five months on Wednesday morning, at the CNE, with Pierre-Hugues (Herbert). I won’t be in Australia, that’s for sure, I won’t set foot there, no matter what. I hope to be ready in the next few months. It will take the time it needs.

“There were ups and downs. Lots of bottoms »

But the desire to find the circuit is still there?
The desire was… There were ups and downs. Lots of bottoms. A little… not depression, but demoralization. Coming back after the elbow injury, then having to start again on something long, stopping again. There was in my head, in June, July, a moment when it was completely cut off. It was a somewhat indeterminate stop.

Is that no longer the case today?
There is a goal that has always been a point in my career, it is to participate in the Olympic Games. I have a year and a half left to get back into the top 50, let’s say, to be almost sure of being qualified for Paris 2024. This is what is tilting the cursor towards a real recovery. »

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