KLOSTERNEUBURG, May 13, 2015
Andreas Haider Maurer, who is currently ranked on 47th position met the media in Austria talking about his performance during the early stages of this season as well as his further schedule.
The 28-year-old played a couple of successful tournaments in 2015, reaching the semi-finals at the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro and the quarterfinals at the ATP 250 events in Chennai and Casablanca. Consequently, Haider-Maurer has become Austria’s top-ranked tennis player.
“The first four months of the season were great. If someone had told me at the beginning of the season that I could break into the top 50 by the end of May, I would have signed the deal immediately. After the tournament in Istanbul, I took a short break to recharge my batteries,” Haider-Maurer told on Monday in order to start his preparation for the next tournaments in Geneva and the French Open in Paris.
“With Paris and Wimbledon, we have two highlights taking place within a short period of time. My expectations regarding my own performance at these tournaments have increased, as my confidence improved due to my good results in recent times. I feel that I have finally established myself on the ATP World Tour,” explained the Austrian, who reached the second round at Roland Garros and Wimbledon two times before.
After the grass court swing, Haider-Maurer will set his focus towards the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone 1 tie with Austria facing the Netherlands in Kitzbühel. “We want to return to the world group and therefore we all need to pull in the same direction to meet this goal.”
Haider-Maurer will be back in action on Thursday playing the Austrian Bundesliga team competition with his club Klosterneuburger TV. The team will face TK IEV from Tyrol.
Tournament schedule Andreas Haider-Maurer:
18 May – ATP 250 Geneva (clay)
24 May – French Open Paris (clay)
08 June – ATP 250 Stuttgart (grass)
22 June – ATP 250 Nottingham (grass)
29 June – Wimbledon London (grass)
17 July – Davis Cup: Austria vs Netherlands in Kitzbühel (clay)