Tommy Robredo receives a wildcard for the qualifying event of the tournament
The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell has decided to grant the first wildcard for the qualifying draw of this year’s edition (number 68) to Tommy Robredo, champion of the tournament in 2004.
The Catalan player will aim to qualify to play the main draw for the eighteenth time and hoping to recover those feelings that led him to consolidate himself as one of the best players in the world. His performances in Barcelona are always very good and he has managed to reach at least the quarterfinals in seven appearances.
At 38 years old and with 12 titles to his credit, he has nothing left to prove. His passion for tennis prevents him from hanging the racket still and one of his main dreams is to continue playing the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell at RCTB-1899, his club of his whole life. In these courts he always receives the warmth of a public that loves him and knows how to appreciate his dedication.
The one-handed backhand denotes class and ‘savoir faire’. That symbol of distinction of the tennis aristocracy, the lineage of players who remain faithful to tradition, is also characteristic of Tommy Robredo. He was one of those children who made the decision to play by unleashing his arms like a whip Stefan Edberg style and his hitting has become a symbol of his game.
He currently occupies the 228th position in the ATP ranking, but in 2006 at the age of 24 he became the fifth best player in the world in a ranking by Roger Federer (1st), Rafael Nadal (2nd), Ivan Ljubicic (3rd) and David Nalbandian (4th).
His passion for the sport of tennis is such that in the moments when he does not play, he is still linked to it, either by organizing the now traditional wheelchair tennis tournament through his foundation.