Robredo, honored on center court

After putting an end to his career as a professional tennis player after losing on Monday against Bernabé Zapata, Tommy Robredo today received a heartfelt and well-deserved tribute from the same tournament that saw him raise the champion’s trophy, in 2004 , after one of the best finals tha the tournament has witnessed.

This time Robredo jumped onto the court Rafa Nadal dressed in a jacket and long pants and accompanied by his wife and his daughter. After watching a video with the best moments of his tennis career, he was given a small replica of the same trophy that the champions of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell receive.

“Tennis has been everything to me, that’s why I’m grateful to all the people who have helped me get here”, assured Robredo in the middle of the RCTB center court, adding that he will always carry this tournament in his heart and that I hope our daughter plays tennis “but without making me travel a lot”․

The stands did not stop applauding him. He has been an example of dedication and professionalism. Many of the kids who watched him today want to be like him. They want to be one of the good guys. One of those tennis players that the best fans do not forget.