Covid-19 pandemic made Indonesian national tennis player Aldila Sutijadi have to rest temporarily from the international championship scene. In fact, at least, Aldila has had to go down in three international tournaments, which have become the agenda of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Even so, the female tennis player who always looks up when she is called Dila says that she continues to undergo regular training, according to the program made by the coach.
“Tennis practice is still going on, even though all the tournaments are not running. Only indeed if we always keep our distance on the field, “said Dila, as reported by the official website of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The tennis player born in Jakarta 25 years ago also stressed that he remains a high target in the international arena. Dila really wants to be able to compete in prestigious Grand Slam level tournaments.
“In the future, I must be able to become a professional athlete on an international level. I still want to continue to fight and pursue the target to enter the Grand Slam, “said the number one tennis player in Indonesia.
The Grand Slam tournament, which was targeted by athletes who had just celebrated their birthdays on 2 May, was the Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and US Open.
In order to meet these targets, Dila ensured, that previously he had to be able to improve his ranking at the international level. Because, only tennis players with a ranking of at least 104 of the world, who get tickets to compete in the Grand Slam. While currently Dila is still ranked 173th in the world.
“For the future, I still want to be a professional athlete. I still want to continue to fight and try to reach my target in tennis. Now the main thing is how to improve the world ranking,” added Dila.
“Because that way, I will be able to enter the four Grand Slam tournaments,” concluded the winner of two gold medals at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.