Marrero, the tournament veteran who says goodbye
He has been the oldest player to step onto the RCTB court in this edition of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. But, born in 1980 and playing since he was only 5 years old, David Marrero has decided to end his sporting career this season, which is why this has been the last chance to see him play on Barcelona clay and in front of a crowd that has always has applauded and thanked the dedication of the tennis player born in Las Palmas.
The club’s management, led by Jordi Cambra, did not want to miss out on the occasion and paid a small and well-deserved tribute to the tennis player who became champion of the Masters Cup and the Masters 1000 in Rome. Accompanied by colleagues such as Marc López, David Ferrer or Feliciano López, Marrero has received a plaque from the tournament and heartfelt applause after so many years of tennis career.
“Without you I would not be here, I am very grateful to you” assured the tennis player from the Canary Islands, who was accompanied by his wife and three children: “I have lived incredible moments and I am sad to retire because it has been, truly, an enormous privilege to have shared so many moments with such good players”.