Very few must have heard of the tall and loud, big server from Poland, Jerzy Janowicz. But the people who regularly follow the ATP Circuit will remember the young qualifier who beat the likes of Andy Murray, Marin Cilic and Janko Tipsarevic at the Paris Masters. With just one tournament, Janowicz broke into the top 30 of the world and soon became a potential threat at Tournaments.
A player who just 7 months ago, couldn’t afford to pay for his ticket to Australia due to lack of sponsorship, made it to the final of an ATP 1000 Masters and became a feared opponent on the circuit.
At the 2013 Australian Open, he came back from a two set deficit against Our very own Somdev Devvarman and made it to the third round. His career ranking reached a peak point when he made it to the Wimbledon Semi Final where he lost to Murray in four sets.
After that, started the downfall of what could have been the next gen superstar. Injuries and Inconsistent performances hampered his ranking as he fell outside the top 100 in just 2 years after his rise to World Number 14.
Janowicz has spent the last two years on the Challenger tour and it is sad to hear that he’s injured his knee. And this time, his injury might lead to a premature forced retirement. Janowicz has decided to play a couple of Challenger tournaments to see how his knee supports him. Or else, the tennis world will surely miss the big serves from this man.
We, at Sportsnasha, hope that Janowicz’s knee supports him and he continues playing tennis. Be it at the Challenger Tournaments, we still want to see more of This man play tennis.