Tommy Paul 'not looking back' at his Australian Open success

Tommy Paul 'not looking back' at his Australian Open success

by Evita Mueller

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Tommy Paul had a very successful start to the 2023 season and he will surely want to follow up on his recent success.

The 25-year-old reached his first major semifinal when he became the first American since Andy Roddick to play in the Australian Open semifinals. However, the past results are not important for Paul, who wants to focus on improving and his future on the ATP Tour. Speaking to, the 2023 Australian Open semifinalist said:

“I’m not really looking back at it too much. I’m kind of trying to look forward, you know? I’m pretty focused on this week and the rest of the year. I think it’s pretty easy to put it behind you, because it’s not going to win me the next match that I play."

"I’ve got to win the next match that I play anyway. The rest of the year is really important to me, and I want to keep getting better. I wasn’t perfect in Australia, and I want to be better than I was in Australia.” 

Currently, Paul is ranked 18th in the ATP Rankings, and he's the third highest-ranked American behind Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz. Speaking about his goals in terms of rankings and his consistency, he said:

“Top 10 is a goal overall, but I think, right now, I’m still not Top 15. So when I reach that, I’ll focus on Top 10. I think there’s a lot of sharpening of all the tools that I need to do for the rest of the season, and probably a lot of mental stuff that I want to work on. Just being more consistent on court and winning the matches that I’m supposed to win every time, showing up every match.” 


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