Get to know...Baptiste Masotti
You're just back from Nantes losing out to Alan Clyne, how did the tournament go & what was it like playing in such a venue?
The tournament in Nantes was difficult for me this year, but it's always a pleasure to play on home soil. We played in a castle (one of the oldest in France) so it's part of our history.
What does a typical week look like for you?
I train twice a day except Saturday and Sunday. I train hard during the week so that on the weekend I can enjoy time with my girlfriend and family.
What has been your biggest win to date?
My biggest win is the one against Oli Tuominen last year in Nantes (in the Opera), I was 10-5 down in the fifth saving 5 match balls.
What's your favourite meal when in training mode?
I love when my girlfriend makes me quinoa salad with avocado, carrot, chicken or salmon.
Any pre match superstitions?
I try not to have superstitions but I always do the same warm-up.
Favourite shot? (Excluding the tweener, a 'Shot of the Month' contender against Declan James in Nantes last season)
I love the mizuki shot.
Best advice given to you in between games?
Stop doing mistakes and faults-that was always the worst.
Sporting idol outside of squash?
If you could go back 10 years what advice would you give to your younger self?
To enjoy my time on court and always with a smile.
A big match coming up is against the 'Spanish Bull' Borja Golan in R1 of the CIB Egyptian Squash Open. What are your thoughts ahead of this match?
I know Borja very well, I love him and he's a friend of mine so I expect a hard battle. I really want to win and will do my best for that.