Tommy Robredo’s tears
He entered the tournament as the 362nd best player in the world, but having lifted the trophy of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in 2004 after an intense battle in the final against Gaston Gaudio. Today was the day that he said goodbye to his career as a professional tennis player, after falling to Bernabé Zapata on the center court of his club. Hence his smile and his tears, with which he transmitted to a devoted crowd in the packed stands on one of those unforgettable afternoons of tennis… and pure life.
After the 62 minutes match, Robredo assured during his on court speech that “tennis has given me everything and today is a day that I will always remember”. A day that has brought together to support Tommy players such as Feliciano López, Roberto Bautista, Pablo Andújar, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marc López or David Ferrer on the same clay court in which a great tennis players triumphed for all for his dedication and his professionalism.
One thing is assured, and that is the tennis player from Hostalric, will return to the tournament every year and the entire RCTB club will be happy to welcome the champion that he is.