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Jonathan Dolan
Jonathan Dolan fights to get back to his best!
Date: 4/19/2018 3:53 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones

A long road ahead for the Irish star

 Jonathan Dolan believes that right now, it is about getting back fit on the court, and improving his level in a series of tournaments, and wanting to compete in over ten tournaments over the year.

 - I am just doing a two-and-a-half-month stint of high-intensity training to improve my level.  I have the Hellas International in Greece. That will be my first tournament to build up my world ranking.

  - I am hoping to play in around eleven tournaments between April and December. That’s the plan at the moment going forward. I will start to play in some of the weaker tournaments to qualify after being injured.

  - Even for me to get to the Semi-Final or Quarter Final would be an achievement for me in some of the earlier tournaments, because it would mean that I have gone through six matches in two days which is very tough.

 The plan going forward

 The 23-year old will be hoping that his knee injury has gone now as he looks forward to tournaments this year, and wants to win things.

 - Initially, I would say that it is about me playing consistently, and competing on a constant basis in tournaments.  Dolan told Badminton Europe.

  - I would like to get myself into winning positions in tournaments and be competing for medals after I have got back to being fit and healthy. He commented.

 - Setting short-term goals is the right way to go about things because it is about taking it in small steps. I will make sure that I am preparing in the best way to compete with all of the other players, now that I am finally getting over my injury which has been a long time coming. He added.

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