Guillaume Issner, Media365, revealed on Sunday January 02, 2022 at 4:08 p.m.
Guillermo Garcia Lopez retires from sports activities at 38. The Spaniard with 5 profession titles was ranked twenty third on the earth at finest.
Viktor Troicki, Martin Klizan, Paolo Lorenzi and Steve Darcis put away their racquets on the finish of the 2021 season. The new retirees are joined by Guillermo Garcia Lopez, who determined to depart the tennis courts on the age of 38 years outdated. A 19-season lengthy profession that noticed him win 5 ATP titles in Kitzbühel (2009), Bangkok (2010), Casablanca (2014), Zagreb (2015) and Bucharest (2015) to finest attain twenty third place on the earth, in 2011. Guillermo Garcia Lopez can also be 297 victories out of 654 matches on the circuit and 57 participation in Grand Slam tournaments, with one of the best consequence being a spherical of 16 at Roland Garros in 2014 and one other on the Australian Open the next yr. Last yr, he performed on the prime degree for the final time however his hopes of qualifying for the Australian Open had been shattered as quickly as he was launched by Francisco Cerundolo.
Beating Nadal, considered one of his finest reminiscences
One of the highlights of the profession of “GGL” will stay his victory in Bangkok (2010) over Rafael Nadal, then world primary, to achieve the ultimate which he then gained. A satisfaction that made him open his eyes to a actuality that he regrets in his nation, the place Rafael Nadal is the figurehead. “Beating Nadal means people are more aware of you, but in reality the news was that he had been beaten by Guillermo Garcia. In Spain we were lucky to have one of the best players in history. It has been very good for Spanish tennis, it is a source of pride for the country, for the people and something that everyone can follow, but on the other hand it is true that it has meant that the careers of others are not valued as much as they should, ”he defined to the ATP website. The ebook closes for Garcia Lopez, who made his final racket strokes this winter with TB Bressuire, maintained in Pro A.