Last week Hamburg this week Umag. Unfortunately Dusan could not continue his good performance in singles this week. Due to a light back injury he couldn´t move as good as he needed to in his singles match against Teymurasz Gabashvili (RUS). After round one there was an exit. 4-6 3-6 was the Final result. Nevertheless he competed not only in the singles but also in the doubles competition. He teamed up with Croatian Franko Skugor. They fought they way through up to the final. Dutzee´s first ATP Final ever (Singles and doubles). In the final they were leading with a break in the 2nd set but the Czech´s Lukas Rosol / Frantisek Cermak managed to get the rebreak and to win the final 6-4 7-6(5)!
„I wanted to play more double matches, so we decided to give it a try and it turned out well. I´ll try to play more doubles in the future, of course when I can, singles has still priority. But Doubles can help me with serves, returns, volley and the game on the net.“ Said Dusan after the final.
Next tournament will be US Open. Dusan has to skip the US Tournament Series in order to be healthy for the last Grand Slam of the season „I had this back injury and pain in my lower back and that is why I decided not to play any tournament before the US Open. I just want to be in a good physical conditions in New York.“
The season so far went pretty good. Currently he is #58 in the ATP Singles ranking „I am very happy with the results so far and I hope they´ll be good in the rest of the season too. My main goal ist o improve and then the better rankings will come.