Tennis player Musa Qottub has declared that he has sights on the top 200 in the world as he bids to step up his international competition over the coming months.

With Eid marking the end of Ramadan, the 19-year-old said that he will increase his training with the twin purpose of improving his own ranking and advancing in the Davis Cup as part of Team Jordan.

“I kept up my training during Ramadan as we are preparing for championships in Egypt, Turkey and the Davis Cup,” said Musa, who was a part of the team that reached the Davis Cup third round last year.

“That was a proud moment for me and one that I want to use as an inspiration to keep improving and winning bigger matches.”

After being introduced to the sport by his father at the age of four, it didn’t take Qottub long to break into the national set-up where he has remained since.

He has developed into one of the region’s best players but he knows he will need to break out and claim some bigger scalps if he is to make an impact on the rankings.

“I am ambitious and want to become a top 200 player in the world,” he said.

Musa Qottub

Age: 19

Martial statue: Single

Habits: Reading and Basketball

Favorite food: Kabseh (Saudi food)