The Nantes resident Marie Lefèvre talks about the reasons which gave rise to her separation from Mélanie Ros and his new alliance with Jennifer Denécheau.
The reasons for his separation from Mélanie Ros
“We started our adventure together before Covid and after several years of collaboration, we felt the need to change. The reasons for our separation are various, but the main thing is that we were both looking to evolve in our game. Mélanie always had a preference for the right-wing game, and it is true that we had entered into a routine which, in the long term, no longer allowed us to progress as we wanted.
It is with this in mind that we made the decision to separate. We felt like we were stagnating. Changing partners is an interesting step to progress, to bring novelty to our approach and our strategy.”
His new partner
“It is with this philosophy of renewal and evolution that I will team up with Jennifer Denécheau for at least the next three tournaments. She will play on the left, she wants to change sides because she played on the right before with Marie Boura. Our collaboration is initially planned for a short period, but I am convinced that if our chemistry is good, and I have no doubt it is, our partnership will extend well beyond these three tournaments. It's a new page that's opening, and I can't wait to see where it takes us.
Our next tournaments will be Bordeaux P1500 which takes place in ten days, then we will head towards the P1000 from Angers, which takes place near my house. And finally, we will also participate in P1000 from Rouen. "
Its objectives for 2024
For 2024, I want to raise my level of play, by becoming more aggressive on the track and refining my strategy. The ranking, of course, is important, but it is not my main objective. If I can return to the top 10, it will be fantastic, but it's not my focus. What I am looking for above all is to achieve good results in major tournaments, notably the P2000, the French Championships, and to participate in a few FIP tournaments.
A possible return with Mélanie?
I would say that in the world of padel, nothing is ever final. For now, our separation is recent and we are both focused on our new paths. However, I am open to the idea of playing with her again in the future.”
Cover photo credit: Quentin Lajeunesse – Ouest France
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