“It’s Just a Game of Tennis”: BiancaAndreescu on Dealing With the Loss at National Bank Open 2021

Published 08/13/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Aug 12, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Ons Jabeur of Tunisia (right) checks on Bianca Andreescu of Canada (left) during third round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports


Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu is one of the most talented players on the Tour. However, she has become a victim of injuries over the past couple of seasons. Due to that, she has been unable to perform up to her usual standards. 

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Recently, Bianca Andreescu competed in the National Bank Open in Toronto. Even though she was the defending champion, she was knocked out in the Round of 16 matches by Tunisian player Ons Jabeur. As the match went on for long, one could sense the fatigue in the Canadian star. During the match, she was dealing with a problem with her toe. 

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After losing the match, the Canadian player stated, “I first have to realize it’s just a game of tennis. I’m only 21. Yeah, I won this tournament before. I know I could have won this tournament again. But sometimes s**t happens and you basically have to move on. That’s life.”

Injury-riddled season for Bianca Andreescu

This season, Andreescu has not played as much tennis as she would’ve liked. She began by competing in the Australian Open but ended her stint after crashing out in the second round. After that, she competed in Miami but lost in the final due to unfortunate circumstances after injuring herself during the match. 

Aug 10, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after losing a point against Harriet Dart of Great Britain (not pictured) during second round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports.

At the French Open, she lost in the opening round. She dealt with a similar fate during the Wimbledon Championships, crashing out in the first round. After that, she was seen in Toronto, and she lost there yesterday. 

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Now that she has ended her journey in Canada, Bianca will focus on the event in Cincinnati. After that, she will be seen at the US Open. In 2019, she won her maiden Grand Slam title in New York. It will be interesting to see how she performs in the upcoming matches and for the rest of the season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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