THE RISING STAR
Dan Benchimol. The Israeli, rising star of men's tennis
A final at the Australian Open, another at the US Open in the United States: Dan Benchimol hits the peaks among juniors. From now on, Dan Benchimol born in 1994, supported by his father who has followed him since he was 7 years old, will slowly move towards the professional circuit. A step definitely higher.
“Who is Dan Benchimol? ". Many, the national media, have asked the question in articles published this year. In January more precisely, when the kid from Netanya, in the south of Israel, had climbed to the final of the Junior Australian Open. His great performance had pushed Mosean By Paris to make him his first sponsor.
What is the best memory since the start of your career?
My best memory was the day I qualified for two international tournaments in a row.
The worst memory since the start of your career?
My worst memory of the beginning of your career is a domestic accident where a gate weighing more than 500 kg was dropped while coming s 'crush on me. That day, I thought I would never be able to play tennis again. But luckily more fear than harm thanks to my lucky star.
The best game since the start of your career in terms of level of play?
My best match was in an International tournament against a German seed. After a fierce David-like fight against Goliath, I ended this match with a 6/4 6/4.
Your biggest crack?
It is impossible to achieve perfection, to control everything, the best players themselves make mistakes, sometimes on easy balls. This was the case that day, during an international tournament against an Italian after an endless wait of several hours, I made a no-match.
Your biggest regret?
Until today, it is not to have defeated this same Italian, due to this non-match which cost me my place on a board where I was well placed.
Have you ever searched your name on Google, and if so, what did you find?
Yes and I found my TE and ITF rankings and results there.
How would being famous be positive for you?
Celebrity for me today would be; better supervision to develop my game and the possibility of performing tournaments around the world without worrying about funding.
If you could change your life with one person for a day, who would you choose and why?
Against Raphaël Nadal to see how the life of a player of this level; circuit, Training, Entourage.
What does your new sponsor Mosean By Paris bring you today?
It gives me a showcase to evolve in my image. He also provides me with my outfits for training and tournaments.
And what do you bring to your sponsor Mosean By Paris in return?
I think I can bring a showcase in Israel at first and in the world thanks to my travels.
What's your biggest headline Today?
If you were given the terrible news and told you that you couldn't play anymore what would be your new goals.
I will remain faithful to my first love which is tennis no matter what, for me it is a real passion.
What's the one thing you would never do on the court?
It's impossible to compete a lot in tennis if you can't deal with your frustration, otherwise you end up getting annoyed or breaking rackets. Exactly what happened to me at the start of my young career. Today with a little more hindsight, I understand how important it is to control your emotions and your frustration, it is a real mental training.
What is the one thing that you will never do again?
Frustration depends on the attitude you adopt towards tennis, the mistakes you make and to the results that one obtains, but that day in front of a cheater my words exceeded my thoughts. Looking back, I should have known how to control myself better, that's why a real work on the mind is imported if you want to play at a high level.
How much time do you think you have spent on a tennis court since the start of your career?
Since the start of your career, I think I have done more than 10,000 hours to his day.
What is the most flattering comment on the pitch you've ever received from an opponent?
The most flattering comment I have ever received from an opponent was: "Very good game, you really have crazy potential."
What is the funniest thing about your early career?
The funniest thing was the day I played doubles against Americans in a tournament international. We led the match with several sets in advance, when one of the American opponents jumped for joy after putting in a point as if he had just won the match.
What do you think of the fact that people will be so much on your life?
I hope they will want to follow my evolution.
What gift idea do you have for our readers?
The whole moment of Mosean By Paris Sweatshirt, T-shirt, Shorts and cap.
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