Coming back from major hip operation Khumoyun Sultanov showed great temperament when he clashed with qualifier Denis Molchanov ranked around 300 places above him , though Molchanov won the first round match 6-4,5-7,6-4 , the local lad won hearts of the tennis lovers here with his cool attitude .
Few days Short of his 19th Birthday Khomoyun Sultanov who played a final at Shymkent ITF before going for a hip surgery has been identified by the Uzbekistan Tennis Federation from the Namangan Region and brought to the Olympic Tennis School to train with National Coach Petr Lebed spoke to Tashkent Challenger Media Team’s Sunder Iyer
About your match today
I Missed a crucial point leading 40-30 at 4-4 in the third set , I realize no that may be I should played the point more mentally , I tried hard may be with a stronger mind could have won today ,
You just came out of a surgery did it bother you?
Yes I Was out of tennis due to hip injury for the last six months , I had only 20 days for practice it was lack of physical training and little bit luck I could have won .
Do you feel fit to play competitive tennis?
It has been difficult and I feel tired after praise session after coming back from injury , but I’m working with my coach Peter Lebd and we are working hard to come back and start with tournament again .
Future plan for the rest of the year ?I Will play two ITF futures in Malaysia and then we will see about the remaining part of the year , but my aim is to get fit as soon as possible and work on my mental strength.