This Monday, Nicolas Kicker ought to have turn out to be an expert tennis participant once more. The 28-year-old Argentinian, suspended for 2 years and eight months in 2018 in a case of match-fixing, has now reached the tip of his sanction (it was January 23) and had deliberate to line up in Monastir in Tunisia ( class M15). The cancellation of the event modified his plans however the ex-ban is decided to resume his career as he entrusted it to Pagina 12, an Argentinian day by day.
Pointed to 78th on the earth at greatest earlier than being suspended, Kicker desires to seize “This second chance”, as he calls it (he was risking a life suspension for the costs towards him). “I want to be part of the Top 30, I think I have the level, he explains. The road is long, obviously, you have to work hard, win matches, go through the good times and the bad. I have the advantage of having traveled this road before and I know how hard it is. “
“I did shit, I was not a saint, but it’s done, you have to look ahead”
In the offseason, he hit a number of the greatest South Americans like Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella, Juan Ignacio Londero and Pablo Cuevas. Without being ridiculous, he says within the interview: “I felt on their level, they couldn’t believe it, they put me up and said, ‘Son of a bitch, you can’t lose in Future playing like that.'” The journey to Tunisia being not possible, he hopes to make the most of alternatives in Argentina to return to an atmosphere that has excluded him for nearly three years.
His final match was in May 2018 (defeat within the first spherical in Lyon) earlier than he was suspended for having rigged two Challenger matches three years earlier when he was not but on the earth Top 100. “I did shit, I was not a saint, but it’s done, you have to look ahead”, he believes in the present day whereas stating the issues within the present system: “For the blokes on this rating and for these behind, it is not okay. From the three hundredth place, everyone seems to be enjoying effectively and there needs to be a little bit more cash. “ He begins over from zero anyway.