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Muguruza: “Those who love me today hate me tomorrow, it’s always like that”

The player congratulates the Davis Cup team: “I don’t know if I could do what Baptist has done”

Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza has acknowledged that she is coming from “a difficult year” in which she has fallen to 35th place in the world rankings, but that she lives in “a bubble” oblivious to critics and already preparing a 2020 in which all players They start “from scratch” and in which he will again have the help of Conchita Martínez.

“It has been a very nice decision. Conchita and I have been doing great for many years. I have known her since she was 14. She is not guaranteed at all, but I am very comfortable and I am very excited to start the new year with her. I took time to think about the person who could help me and of course I thought of Conchita, “Muguruza told reporters after an act in Madrid with Caser Seguros, one of his sponsors.

After a year in which he has only won one tournament (Monterrey), the Hispanic-Venezuelan prepares in his “bubble” the new season. “Succeeding has good and bad things. Everyone has an opinion, everything depends on the moment, those who love me tomorrow hate me, it’s always like that. I try to avoid all that and be good to myself because sometimes I’m cruel, I am quite demanding. There is my struggle, in not going beyond demanding, “he analyzed.

“There is always pressure, people speculate and have expectations,” he added, aware that this “is part of the sport” and that “it is very difficult to repeat the successes”, like the two Grand Slam titles he won at Roland Garros 2016 and Wimbledon 2017.

“I come from a difficult year. It was not bad, but compared to the results there have been worse and physical problems. But it is simply a year, in January we all started from scratch (…) You have to have big goals and mine is to be the best and try to hold very large trophies, but if I think so it makes me very mountain. I start every day, I meet with Conchi, we think what we are going to do today … Little by little. I have learned to have another perspective “, he reflected.

In any case, he did not hide that “getting big things” like the mentioned trophies make him “have more faith” and also “certainty” that he can regain his best level and aspire again to the most important titles.

“When I think about those tournaments I get a smile. Those moments go by very quickly and then, when you remember them, you think you should have enjoyed them more because you are in ‘shock’. It happens right away. When you get it, you don’t have left another that the next day start from scratch again. You always remember the good things in the bad times, “he said.

In addition, Muguruza referred to the “super experience” he lived in Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa that crowned two weeks ago. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I managed to climb, but I had a really bad time. I’ve had a cold death, I’ve slept in a sack at freezing temperatures wondering who would send me to go. I wanted to try my limit on a challenge completely out of tennis and I’m going to remember all my life about this trip. I don’t recommend it, “he said with a smile.

Finally, Caracas also wanted to join the congratulations for the Spanish Davis Cup team. “I thought it was spectacular to win and also do it in Spain. Rafa (Nadal) is a super champion. It is much worse to see him from the outside because inside you are in the action and you can do something. The Baptist thing has been incredible, I do not know if there could be done what he has done. I can’t put myself in his place because it must be very hard, “he said.

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