Arthur Cazaux and the curse of the Australian Open

ENero waits for no one. The arrival of a new year brings with it the start of the tennis season, and with it a new installment of the Australian Open, the first ‘major’ of the season. The fact that more players participate in these tournaments also gives rise to the discovery of new talents, and this year it was Arthur Cazaux’s turn.

The young French player arrived in Melbourne unknown to most, and left with a round of 16 behind him eliminating players of the caliber of Holger Rune, top 10 at that time. He beat the Dane in four sets, and Only Hurkacz was able to stop the Frenchman’s emergence.

However, since entering the top 100, a chain of events has prevented him from displaying the tennis he demonstrated at the beginning of the year, winning just six games since then (two of them in qualifying phases). In fact, Cazaux has not won two games in a row in a final draw since those round of 16, which has completely stopped his projection.

His collapse in Miami

After Australia, Cazaux played in the qualifier of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, where he lost to Benjamin Hassan. In Miami he faced his compatriot Harold Mayot also in qualifying phases, and When they were tied at a set, Arthur fainted due to the high temperatures.scaring everyone present.

However, the tennis player reassured his followers on social networks, saying that he had been treated in the hospital and that everything was better. Despite calming the waters, He did not set a return date for his return.

A bumpy return

A month after collapsing on the track, Arthur appeared at the Conde de Godó for the gravel tour. As if it were a curse, with the first set coming to an end The Frenchman sprained his ankle and had to say goodbye to the tournament in tears, adding yet another setback to their progress.

Since then, he had only played four tournaments before Wimbledon, losing in the first round in all of them. With the arrival of the second Grand Slam of the year, the Frenchman returned to the path of victory, winning an epic match against Zizou Bergs who It was decided in the fifth set super tie-break.

However, Today he lost again to Bublik to continue his bad streak, waiting to find continuity both in his tennis and especially in his physique. One of the greatest young tennis talents is in trouble.


Davide Piano

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