Dusan’s Postcard: LASLO ON HIS WAY TO STARDOM

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Dusan's Postcard: LASLO ON HIS WAY TO STARDOM

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Young Serbian national player, 17-year old Laslo Djere achieved extraordinary success in junior tournaments in America. After the final which was played at the famous Eddie Her tournament, followed by a fantastic series of victories and titles at the most prestigious junior tournament in the world Orange Bowl in the competition under 18′s, where he enrolled in the book of great champions.

 

Laslo was born 2 June 1995. in Senta. Ever since he stepped on the tennis scene was recorded excellent results. In 2012 he won State championships in Serbia under 18′s, with the junior selection of Serbia won the silver medal at the European team championships,

 

two ITF titles – Budaörs and Pancevo.

 

The best result in his career scored the winner this season, 9 December 2012. in America by winning Orange Bowl.

 

In the quarterfinals of the Orange Bowl Laslo eliminated seed number 1 of the tournament, Italian Gianluigi Quinzi, 6-7 (2), 6:2, 6:1. In the battle for a place in the finals Đere was better than American Thai-Son Kwaitkowski 6:4, 6:4. In the battle for the throne Laslo battled with 12th seed Sweden’s Elias Ymer and scored a landslide victory 6:4, 6:4!

 

Orange Bowl was won by legends such as:

 

Federer, Borg, Lendl, McEnroe, Roddick, Courier, Baghdatis … So far, not a single Serbian tennis player has managed to win the title of this prestigious tournament. First did it is Laslo Djere, so his accomplishment feels even greater, and he is now ranked 7th on the ITF list of the best juniors in the world.

 

 

Great end of the season. How satisfied are you?

 

“Very satisfied, especially second part of the season was good. I won two ITF G2 tournaments, played a finals of a professional Future tournament, finals of Eddie Herr and won the Orange Bowl.

 

What are your ambitions for 2013. year?

 

“Ambitions – better ranking on the ITF, but I’m not chasing points. In the first half of the year I will play more ITF tournaments, and second part will be based mainly on the futures. I will try to improve my ATP ranking. But the most important goal in 2013 is to improve my tennis ”

 

Preparations for next season?

 

“I prepared now in Novi Sad for tournaments in Australia”

 

Who is your coach and where do you train?

 

“My tennis coach is Miki Palađi, fitness is Vladimir Zoric.Before Eddie Herr I trained for two weeks at IMG Bollettieri Academy in Florida, and before that in Senta and Kikinda. Now, before going to Australia i will practice in Novi Sad, because I have better players to hit with. ”

 

How the latest tournament success reflect on your confidence?

 

“I got a lot of confidence in previous tournaments, it is best seen in tough momenta of the matches when I was losing, facing a break points and when the opponents were up a break. In those moments, I was calm and focused and played my best tennis.”

 

What’s tournament (match) this year has remained in my memory?

 

“Futures in Subotica when I was in position to losing in the second round against first seeded player 5-1 in the third set, and I was able to come back and 7:6 win. ”

 

On what else you have to do to get ahead?

 

“I have to work on every aspect of my game. There’s always space for improvement. I have to continue to do as I have done so far, to be able to repeat these results. ”

 

Season 2012. Laslo started from 110th of the ITF list. U 2012. participated in five futures tournament held in Serbia, scoring six victories, that gave him the ranking on the ATP list, where he is currently ranked 909th pro player in the world. Tennis Association of Serbia’s declare Laslo at the ceremony and celebration of 90 years of Serbian Tennis Federation as the best junior in 2012..

 

 

Neda Miletić and Dušan Vemić

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