MELBOURNE, Australia – Lucas Pouille lost every Australian Open game while playing until he hired Amelie Morereso as a coach.
A few months later he was first in the Grand Slam semi final
Pouille, the 24-year-old Frenchman will play Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for the seventh Australian title for men, so things will get heavier .
Djokovic was the lead with 6-1, 4-1 and his quarter-final match was less than an hour on Wednesday when the eighth Kei Nishikori withdrew with his early right foot and eventually dropped three of his previous four rounds. He gave Djokovic a place in the semi-finals at Melbourne Park for the first time since 201
"She feels great; this is my most successful Grand Slam throughout my career, "Djokovic said. "The past two years were a bit difficult with an elbow injury and everything.
"In the last 10 years I have had many successes here. Everyone is trying to get to one of the top four titles in the sport, but Australia is very nice to me. "
Pulley is not even sure how able to go. But after losing in the first round of his five previous visits, he knows the trajectory is good.
"I have not won a game in Melbourne before," Puil said. – I'm in the semi-finals now. So much, very happy. "
Puil gave up the strong return from Wimbledon's second place, Milos Racinic for 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-4, his first three attempt at a big quarterfinals the first against the big Canadian.
Murray, who won two big titles as a player, including the Australian women's title in 2006, previously worked as coach of Andy Murray. Pauli said that Mauresmo was able to quickly understand how to improve his game by giving him confidence.
"It is the right state of mind. She knows everything about tennis. It's not a woman or a man. It does not matter, "said Puril in an interview at the court when asked about the rarity of a high-ranking male player working with a coach. "You just have to know what you're doing – and she does."
Some people criticize Murray, a three-time chief champion and five-time finalist in Australia when he first hired Mauresmo. But Puil did not have to fight this kind of sexist negativism.
"I think time has changed. It's a shame that happened, "said Puil. "Men train women, so why not vice versa? She is a champion. She is a great coach. "
Pouille of the 28th ranked for two sets and had break points in the seventh and ninth third, but Raonic kept in clutch moments.
Then Raonic gathered around, officiating after he was angry when he challenged the call of the line judge when Puyel served to stay on the set. When he challenged it and his replay confirmed that his chairman was good, the court's chairman, Niko Helelrt, had ordered a replay of the matter.
Raonic thinks he deserves to be given the point and when asked why he was not given, he told the judge "because you do not watch because you are unable to."
Pulley won the point again and held a service for 6-6, but Raion won the first six points of the tiebreak and finally forced the fourth.
It was official, while Puil did not put a lot of pressure on the raoni's serve and rags, and broke up to win the match.
Randy is now 1-3 in the Australian Open quarterfinal, but had a heavy draw at Melbourne Park. , He had to hold Nick Kirghios in the first round, former champion Stan Vavrinka in the second and fourth family Alexander Zverev in the fourth.
Randjich said he was disappointed in his quarterfinals, but not his
For Puye, Wimbledon's second place in 2016 had a few words of wisdom.
"It's not just the enemy you're facing, but the situation that's completely new to it," said Raonic. "I think he must stay true to himself, try to do things that he does well, really focus on that aspect more than anything else."