Yaroslav Demin: "It is unfair that I am playing against my friend first in Saint Petersburg"

The runnerup of the Junior Wimbledon 2023, Yaroslav Demin, shared his first impressions of Saint Petersburg and the North Palmyra Trophies tournament, and revealed where his preseason training will take place.

- How do you feel about first days of the tournament and being in Saint Petersburg?

- I adore Saint Petersburg, even though I am not here often. Everything is perfect so far – the hotel is luxurious, and the tournament itself is fantastic. I want to fully enjoy and have a great time at this tournament because the next season will be challenging. My preseason training will start soon, so I need to make the most of this moment.

- Your training will take place at Rafa Nadal Academy?

Yes, in Spain. Many players come there
Alexander Zverev, Richard Gasquet, Felix Auger-Aliassime, it is going to be exciting.

- Which tournament will be your first?

- I will start with ITF $15,000 at the academy, as they say, start small and then aim higher and higher.

- Your first match of this tournament will be against Daniel Khazime, any thoughts?

- We have known each other from a very young age. He is my friend and it is unfair that I am playing him at the very beginning (laughter).

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