He once stormed the world’s top tennis players, and now it is clear that he will also compete for medals at the European Games. Jerzy Janowicz has just qualified for the event, which will begin in June in Krakow and Malopolska.
The balls sent by the Polish giant have impressed the biggest stars of tennis. Measuring 204 cm, Janowicz could play at speeds of over 250 km/h and his atomic strokes elevated him to 14th on the world tennis charts.
In 2013. Janowicz advanced to the semi-finals of Wimbledon, and as a junior played in the finals of the US Open and French Open. Officially, he never ended his tennis career, and now he has modified it a bit – he continues to bounce the ball with his racket, but in a different sport.
Janowicz has set his sights on padel and, paired with Marcin Maszczyk, has just won the second tournament and thus qualified for the European Games in Krakow – Małopolska. “Cool adventure,” concluded Janowicz on Facebook.
Padel is often described as a combination of tennis and squash. The game is played on a closed court, the racquets have no tension and the balls are less resilient. During the European Games, the padel tournament will feature 128 male and female players, who will compete in men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
“I invite you to cheer on 21.06 at the market square in Krakow where the tournament will be held,” – Marcin Maszczyk encourages on Instagram.