The Bahian tennis player Guido Pella announced tonight, through his social networks, his farewell to professional tennisafter sixteen seasons on the ATP circuit.
The left-hander from Buenos Aires, 33 years old, remarked today that “With an enormous mix of sensations and a very great relief I decided to put an end to my career as a professional tennis player.”
“It was an incredible trip with many beautiful things that allowed me to experience moments that not everyone can”said Pella, who was ranked 189th in the international rankings, at the time of saying goodbye.
“I want to thank my family who were always with me and supported me so that I arrived as healthy as possible to the United States Open, which they knew was going to be my last tournament,” said the Bahian.
“I also want to thank my friends on the circuit (you know who they are) and my Davis Cup teammates, who made me live incredible moments,” he added.
“I also thank the people who always supported me at all times, who took the time to leave me a message, especially in difficult moments of my career,” said Pella.
“And as the person I admire most in life says, ‘All our dreams can become reality, if you have the courage to pursue them.’ “I think I was able to accomplish almost everything I set out to do in tennis and now it will be time to look for them elsewhere,” he considered.
The left-hander from Bahia won an ATP title as a professional, in San Pablo 2019, and played in four other finals in which he was defeated: Rio de Janeiro 2016, Munich 2017, Umag 2018 and Córdoba 2019.
In 2021, a serious injury to his right knee kept him away from the courts. However, he did not give up and at the end of 2022 – as he told Ámbito on that occasion – he made an effort to return. In 2023, he played the Indian Wells, Miami and Rome Masters. He also played the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
His best historical position in the world ranking was 20th. positionin five weeks of 2019: two in August and another three in October of that year.
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