ATP – Tommy Robredo said goodbye: “This sport is great…” #Robredo #Spain #Tennis #ATPtour #BCNOpenBS

In July 1998, a young Spaniard, Tommy Robredo, began his professional career on the courts. From his second ITF tournament he reached the final, only beaten by a certain Nicolas Massuc† 24 years later, the now veteran said goodbye to the circuit. It’s official, at Barcelonatournament David FerrerRobredo invited to play his very last career tournament, where he was defeated by his compatriot Bernabe Zapata Miralles† The end of a wonderful chapter for an enthusiast who lasted for years and did not hesitate to go down a floor or even more to make the pleasure last. The Spaniard said: “There is no better way to end. I grew up here with my friends and I will end my career here with them, my family and all the fans who have followed me. I want to continue in the tennis world but for now I will stop. We’ll see in a few months, but for now I have to enjoy the moment.you”

The teaser of the Barcelona ATP tournament from April 16 to 24, 2022

“This sport is great”

After this heartbreaking farewell to his audience, Robredo went to the journalists: “This sport is great and I’ve had the chance to play incredible matches that have motivated me to keep playing. The crowd was great today too. Ultimately, it’s organic, you have to make room for emerging players. Fortunately, the tennis world has changed and today many more people can earn a living than before. Despite everything, I can’t wait to fall asleep and not think about getting up early tomorrow. Today I was just focused on playing my game, not so much enjoying the ending. I just wanted to fight happily ever after

The tennis player leads a lonely life. You’re not with your family all the time, and now I can’t wait to be with my wife and daughter. When you have a family and a long career, you see a different kind of life that you value more than the previous one. I can’t pick a moment in my career. When I tell you one, I don’t respect other beautiful moments on a tennis court. I will remember everything I did and everything that happened to me, good or bad

“Tennis has given me a lot, it has taught me everything, it has raised me, it has given me the education and values ​​that I have”

During his career, Tommy Robredo climbed to number 5 in the world and won 12 ATP titles. The prettiest, Hamburg Masters 1000 in 2006. In Grand Slam, the 39-year-old player never made it to the last four, but still managed to reach the quarters on melbourneRoland Garros and theUS open† With Spain he won three Davis Cup† Finally, keep in mind that: Robredo twice a world number 1 scalped: Lleyton Hewitt until Roland Garros 2003and Novak Djokovic until Cincinnati in 2014† His last win in a Top 10 elsewhere. A few days before his last tournament he gave an interview Puntodebreak

The last tournament will be at home, that’s how I wanted to say goodbye. My dream was to say goodbye with the public, with my people, last year it would have been an option but with the COVID I didn’t even think about it. I couldn’t imagine a goodbye without my parents in the stands, so we decided to extend it for another year. Tennis has brought me a lot, it has taught me everything, it has raised me, it has given me the education and values ​​that I have. Tennis leads to trial and error every week, know how to win and lose, achieve glory, make money when they are very young, achieve your goals … what a normal person lives in 70 years, athletes live it 20 years.