Last in the previous three editions of the Master U, the Irish team arrives with the status of hair-to-scratch. Peter Bothwell, ranked ATP, will be the spearhead of the selection. Eliminated in the first round by the British, they aim for a progression in the classification. They had finished last in 2016.
18 years old
“Knock-out. She knocked out her opponents in one fell swoop. ”
“Lightning like lightning. ”
“Silent assassin. ”
“Ace of the trigger! He fears nothing. He comes from the wild west. ”
“Colt 45. It’s the cold killer (laughs)”
“Neutron. Because he’s like a neutron bomb. ”
The player to watch: Peter Bothwell
The right-hander is the major asset of the Irish team. Ranked at the ATP singles and doubles, the North Irish player has won four tournaments Future in his young career. At 22, he is already part of the Davis Cup team of the country. His coach, Jamie Pilkington, describes him as very aggressive in the baseline and with a good shot. He also reports the speed of movement of his foal. According to his coach, he could be a leader for the selection.