American tennis player Tommy Paul recently let tennis fans in on what went on behind the scenes during back-to-back matches.
On Saturday, the American lost to Alex de Minaur in the final of the 2023 Abierto Mexicano Acapulco. During the trophy ceremony after the match, Tommy Paul thanked his team for having his back throughout the strenuous week.
To emphasize his team’s consistent support, the 25-year-old shared a hilarious pre-final incident involving his girlfriend Paige Lorenze and his trainer.
A day earlier Paul had taken on compatriot Taylor Fritz in the semifinals, which ended up being the longest match in Acapulco history. After the match against De Minaur, Paul revealed that his girlfriend and trainer had to blow dry his underwear in order to get him ready in time for the final.
“My team – Brad, Seba, Paige. You guys went through it with me this week. And no one really knows how much we had to do to get ready for this match,” Paul said. “I had my girlfriend and my trainer blow drying my underwear this morning, trying to get me ready.”
The American, who also made the 2023 Australian Open semifinals, then reiterated how much his team’s support meant to him.
“I just thank you guys for making everything so easy. And obviously, throughout the year, we worked really hard and I don’t say ‘thank you guys’ enough. So, thanks for being here,” Paul said.