“Feel Like an Octopus”: Bianca Andreescu Believes She Has the Fighting Spirit to Conquer Miami

Published 04/03/2021, 7:25 AM EDT
Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after winning the first set against Maria Sakkari of Greece (not pictured) in a women’s singles semifinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


It’s time for the final of the Miami Open 2021, and defending champion Ashleigh Barty will face Bianca Andreescu for the title. Returning from an injury, Andreescu has definitely impressed fans with her phenomenal comeback. She managed to get past the in-form Garbine Muguruza and Maria Sakkari to reach the finals.

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In an interview before the finals, Bianca Andreescu reflected that it has been a topsy-turvy journey for her after the comeback. She mentioned that while sometimes she feels like an octopus, other times she just doesn’t know how she gets certain blows. However, she also admitted that she always puts up a fight and never gives up.

Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after match point against Maria Sakkari of Greece (not pictured) in a women’s singles semifinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“Sometimes I literally feel like an octopus running side by side, I feel like I have eight legs. It’s crazy. Sometimes I don’t even know how I get to certain blows. But it is this fighting spirit that I have always had in me, never to give up,” said Bianca in the interview. (Translated via Google Translate)

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The US Open 2019 winner Andreescu will play a final after a long time. She has the opportunity to win her 4th career title but she’ll have to beat the World No.1 Ashleigh Barty for that.

“It’s gonna be really tough”- Bianca Andreescu on her match with Ashleigh Barty

Bianca is well aware of how tough her final match against the defending champion Barty will be. She highlighted that the Australian is the No.1 player and it won’t be easy to beat her.

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Mar 29, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reaches for a forehand against Garbi–e Muguruza of Spain (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“She’s No.1 1 and she’s doing really well. Her playing style too. This is something that I have never really experienced. I love challenges, and I know she’s going to challenge me on Saturday, so it’s a mix of everything. I know it’s gonna be really tough. She plays excellent tennis, and I hope I can play my best tennis,” added the World No.9 player.

Even though it’s going to be a tough finale, Bianca is backing herself and believes that she can win the match. Fans are also quite excited to see that who’ll emerge as the winner of the Miami Open 2021.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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