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The Nomadic Life With… Miomir Kecmanovic


Editor’s Notice: This story was initially revealed on 20 January 2022.

Miomir Kecmanovic upset sixth seed Matteo Berrettini on Wednesday to succeed in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open. The Serbian’s solely earlier ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final additionally got here at Indian Wells, in 2019.

Be taught extra about Kecmanovic’s life off the courtroom on this version of ATPTour.com’s ‘Nomadic Life’ collection.

What are two important non-tennis gadgets you all the time pack for journeys?
A face masks, hand sanitiser, these are the 2 largest issues proper now. I would like my telephone, iPad, headphones, perhaps some snacks, one thing like that. The neck pillow. These are the necessities.

What merchandise did you overlook to convey one time that brought on you misery?
Nothing huge. Truly, as soon as I packed the flawed strings for the journey however aside from that perhaps some garments or one thing.

Do you get pleasure from travelling the world or take into account it simply one thing that must be completed to be a professional tennis participant? In the event you do get pleasure from it, what do you get pleasure from about travelling?
I do not get pleasure from it as a lot now as I did earlier than [the pandemic], however I like to journey. You get to see so many cool locations, so many alternative issues. It is fairly cool to see so many issues at such a younger age.

Are you able to speak about a time you determined to play a particular event partly since you needed to journey to that metropolis?
I’m saving that for later in my profession once I’m getting older and getting nearer to retirement. Then I am going to decide the place I am going to go due to the websites.

What’s your favorite event metropolis to go to and why?
I appreciated Acapulco, that was fairly good. The massive ones are Miami, Paris, New York, Melbourne. All the massive cities are superb.

Is there a landmark or someplace on the roads that was tremendous cool?
Possibly the Colosseum or the Eiffel Tower. I have never been to lots of the World Wonders, however I undoubtedly need to go to Machu Picchu, that is on the bucket listing.

Miomir Kecmanovic
Picture Credit score: Peter Staples/ATP Tour
The place is your favorite trip vacation spot?
Simply someplace the place there’s sea. Acapulco was superb. I used to go loads to Croatia. The coast is superb there. I’ve additionally been to Montenegro as soon as, it was superb, however I need to go to the Maldives. That is the subsequent one.

What’s your craziest journey story?
[Last year] to get to Cordoba I took a 50-hour journey, in order that’s topping my listing now. It took eternally to get there. [That took] a number of films, a number of sleeping and simply making an attempt to not sit the entire 50 hours. The journey was Melbourne-Doha, then a three-hour ready time, then Doha-Amsterdam, six-and-a-half hours, then Amsterdam-Buenos Aires we waited six hours in Buenos Aires after which to Cordoba.

There was the one time we got here to a Futures occasion in Florida, we rented a home, Airbnb, every thing appeared good. The home appeared huge after which we bought there and the man had simply rented out the storage and he simply put photos of the home to draw some folks there. We slept within the storage for 2 weeks.

As a tennis participant, sustaining your physique is of the utmost significance, so how do you maintain it throughout lengthy journeys?
I attempt to lay down as a lot as I can as a result of sitting my again begins hurting. I attempt to lay down if I can and perhaps stretch a bit of bit once I get out to perhaps loosen up.

How do you attempt to overcome jetlag and acclimate to the native time zone?
I simply attempt to push by it. The primary couple of days are essential. Whenever you get there and it is 5 p.m. and also you need to sleep, that is while you’ve bought to withstand. Simply get to that 10-hour mark, then you definately’re good.

Do you like the sense of novelty and pleasure of a event in a metropolis you’ve by no means been to earlier than or the consolation and familiarity of cities you recognize properly?
I wish to go to locations that I already know, the place you recognize every thing. Even the brand new locations, as soon as you have figured every thing out, it is all the time superb.

Bought any tricks to get comfy on a flight? And the way do you cross the time?
The nice alternative that I’ve is that I can afford to fly enterprise on the longer flights, in order that’s a very huge plus. However once I journey in financial system, I attempt to discover as quickly as there’s an open spot simply take one the place there are two to 3 seats. Bought to have the neck pillow all the time, the socks that go up for the veins, for stress. [You have to] put on comfy garments – no denims.

Are you somebody who will get to the airport with plenty of time to spare or do you narrow it fantastic?
Early. I get nervous that perhaps there are lots of people, perhaps a queue. ‘What if we miss it?’ So I all the time wish to be a bit of bit early. I’ve missed a flight, however due to the connection, not as a result of it was my fault.

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