Tommy Robredo Interviewed

Tommy Robredo

Tommy Robredo: ´I never thought about retiring. In four years Spain will have less tennis players´

Interviewed by Punto de Break, Tommy Robredo spoke about the foot injury that forced him to skip last part of the season.

‘I never thought about retirement. Since Barcelona, I have had a foot injury and it comes a moment when you are tired mentally, you know that if you want to practice for an hour, you have to receive treatment for two-three hours and you can’t run much. I didn’t have many injuries, but my foot bothers me all the day long and at the end of the day it annoys you’.

‘I fight a lot. I have a routine, I always love practicing, I like to see what I can do to improve, even if sometimes I didn’t give my best. When I finish a match and I gave it all and I tried, I get home being calm. When it doesn’t happen, I’m not calm’.

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Lastly, Robredo spoke about the situation that Spanish tennis is living. They have 10-12 players in the top 100 in the ATP Rankings, but they don’t seem to have young players anymore: ‘In Spain we had a good time after Olympics (in 1992). When Olympics take place, you invest much money and many federations have projects, but it takes time and we didn’t see the results at the Olympics. Now we are at the top in almost every sport. After the Era of Aranxta (Sanchez Vicario) and Conchita (Martinez), it seemed that there wasn’t tennis anymore and now Garbine (Muguruza) and Carla (Suarez Navarro) have broken into the top ten.

In four or five years we will have less tennis players, but we have to start from a solid base to come back to the top’.