Timo Babos was hoping for better singles results this year but with the strange results he was totally satisfied with the Grand Slam tournament, winning the Australian Open in January with Kristina Mladenovic and finishing third in Singapore this season. season.
Tímea Babos won the world doubles championship for two consecutive years. Last year, with Czech Andrea Hlavackova, this year he won the trophy with France's Kristina Mladenovic. There was no case for anyone to win the vb title for three consecutive years with three different partners. Although in the world ranking, ten points were missing to finish first, the 25-year-old Hungarian tennis player is now the best player in the world in the world.
"I'd rather say I'm one of the best if it's up to me, so I will not become a party"
Babos said to Nephi.
"We are very aware of Kristina not only in the field but also abroad. Our relationship is characterized by the fact that when one of the tournaments came out the same day and did not match the following day, we would sit and talk in the hotel restaurant all day long we know a lot about this, we have a lot to do in these games, we just have to get together and we know what to do next, on the other hand, everything has to be discussed separately. "
The season of the Hungarian player was not so successful in the individual, the world ranking was only in 61st place. Babos became in mid-September with his trainer Thomas Drouet, with whom he worked for almost five years. The new coach is the Croatian 40-year-old, but his father, Nikola Horvat, with Hungarian ancestors.
"Before the decision I fought a lot, it was a difficult step because I had a lot to thank Thomas for, but I have changed a lot in the last years, I started working with him almost in my teens, now I have other needs, I felt I had to move on "
– emphasized the tennis player.
"- Nikola is a fantastic motivator, my family really likes me too, so it's important that I get on well with my coach, with friends, with Nikola, who is very good at seeing a city in one place, and it's great to be chilled out. "
For the new coach, individual results are more important than the pair, Horvat will be targeting Babos in next year's world rankings for the first twenty. Since in the field of tennis, the points of classification conquered last year have to be defended mainly, and you can advance if a player scores better than the previous year, there is much to tell.
"We agreed that reaching the twenty is the main goal, we all do it, but we do not even say the pair"
"We will not tell, but we will not pay attention to the fact that we have more time to relax. We have to call a tournament six weeks earlier, instead of quantity instead of quality."
After winning the pair of doubles in Singapore, Babos swam with her boyfriend on the island of Bali.
"This was my first vacation I lost as a professional player without any fault," the player said. "We have been together for two years, during the season, there is little time for me to work, my partner can not go to my tournaments." It was a great holiday, now I can rest a little, but from December is the intensive preparation of five weeks with 6-8 hours of training per day for the Australian Open in January. "
Nikola Horvat: we are progressively moving forward
Nikola Horvat between 2006 and 2008 was co-pilot and attacker of the 10th mario Ancic Croatian in the world rankings, from 2008 to 2013, as runner-up of the Croatian Alliance. In 2016 and 2017, he was the coach of Donna Vekcic, with the 40-year-old leading the world ranking from 109 to 45. Babost wants to be in 61st place among the top twenty.
"We've known each other a long time for Timiso, but it's worth fighting for some serious goals," Horvat told Népsava. "The most important tournaments are the Grand Slam tournaments, or we will not keep an eye on the world because we do not count. If we can always get the most out of the game ahead, it will sooner or later be seen in Tim's position. possible to play the top of the year all year round, we will form the training and competition program to get the most out of Timi in the most important tournaments. "