Arthur Rinderknech reflects on a breakout 2021 season

Arthur Rinderknech was more than happy with his 2021 season as he is looking forward to 2022. 

Rinderknech started the season on the Challenger Tour but made some solid results and become a regular participant at ATP events. 

Rinderknech made his maiden ATP semifinal in July in Kittzbuhel and is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 57 in the world. 

“End of the 2021 season. Lots of matches, great memories. Full of first experiences: playing the Davis Cup with France, discovering two new Grand Slams, joining the world Top 100, beating two top 20 players… Can’t wait for 2022,” Rinderknech reflected in a tweet.

Rinderknech lost to Casper Ruud in his first ATP semifinal. 

“It is amazing, it is such a nice city,” Rinderknech said after making his maiden ATP semifinal. 

“It is such a pleasure to be in the semi-finals. Yesterday, I won 7-6 in the third and it was such a tough match. I went with my friend up the hill and took the cable car and went biking. It is such a nice region. I love it here.”

Rinderknech broke into the top-100 

Rinderknech accomplished his goal of breaking into the top-100 this year and he will certainly aim to continue his rise in 2022. 

“It’s a very special achievement, but this is not the end of my journey,” Rinderknech told the ATP website in August. “It is something that no one will be able to take away from me. Doing it in a few weeks window with a good friend like Bonzi is also really cool, because we have been with each other [in the FedEx ATP Rankings] week-in and week-out for a few months now. So achieving this goal together is really great as French players. I want to thank my team and all the people that continue to help me along the way to get better every day.”

Rinderknech also made his Davis Cup debut at the Davis Cup Finals. 

Rinderknech lost to Cameron Norrie in his lone match played at the Davis Cup Finals. 

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