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European Youth Championships - 21 Jul 2013

Chiaroscuro outline, in spite of Enzo


There has been a lot of talk about France failed to hit the top place at the medal rostrum in the Junior Boys Team’s Event in Ostrava for a six time in the row, but let’s face it, how many country will “buy” that silver without any

There has been a lot of talk about France failed to hit the top place at the medal rostrum in the Junior Boys Team’s Event in Ostrava for a six time in the row, but let’s face it, how many country will “buy” that silver without any thoughts. The winner of the Junior Boy’s Singles Event Enzo ANGLES is realistic. “We did not succeeded in the final. But we are second and that is big achievement as well. We miss Tristan FLORE, with him it will be better, but this team also showed quality,” said ANGLES.

In the final Italy prevailed. “I lost two games and that should not happen. I was not playing good at the beginning. Against Alessandro BACIOCCHI I lost first game and I repeated same thing against Leonardo MUTTI. They are very dangerous when they have advantage. Then, there are 50/50 chances. But maybe it was time that someone else win that trophy,” said ANGLES.

French team has strong preparations for the 2013 European Youth Championships, as always. “We worked two weeks before the champs. First, only juniors and in the last week, whole team together with cadets. We went through all the aspects: from physical condition, mental preparation and of course tactics and studying all major players in the moment. We were well prepared.”

And it has to payed off at the end. “In singles it was very hard. I started with 4:3 against KHATCHANOV of Netherlands, but that was my fault. Then I played seven games against ZELJKO of Croatia and then against SZUDI of Hungary. It was very hard against Hungarian player. He has very difficult style for me; with lot of spin.”

Against GERALDO of Portugal ANGLES needed six games and he beat PUCAR in straight games in the final. So finally, everything falls on its place.

Enzo was born in Draguignan and now he is in Paris Center Sport. His club is Issy les Moulineaux. He study informatics, so we were not surprised when he said that the book he choose for Ostrava is “Steve JOBS Life of genius”.

“I also love to play football and biking. I do not love to watch football but to play …definitely.”

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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