Hector Orrego Bocchieri

Tennis

The Argentine tennis player spoke exclusively with RedGol days after showing off with Rafael Nadal, Alejandro Tabilo and Martín de la Puente in the Fashion Museum Cup. Beyond the tremendous event that will take place in San Carlos de Apoquindo, Fernández is already thinking about the Santiago 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games.

Fernández has five gold medals in the last Parapan American Games in Mexico 2011, Canada 2015 and Peru 2019.
© GettyFernández has five gold medals in the last Parapan American Games in Mexico 2011, Canada 2015 and Peru 2019.

This Friday, November 25, will be a historic day in Chile. Rafael Nadal will visit our country for the third time to play the Fashion Museum Cup in view of Alejandro Tabiloan incredible exhibition duel that will have as a preliminary match the clash of wheelchair tennis who will star in the Argentine Gustavo Fernandez and the Spanish Martin of the Bridge.

Saint Charles of Apoquindo will be the stage where the tremendous event will take place, but the trans-Andean crack of the adapted tennis has another goal in mind: Santiago 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games. So she told redgoal the expectations that he has a little less than a year after the multi-sports event of his initial kick.

“Santiago 2023 will be very important, it’s the only chance I have to be able to play in South America”

The 28-year-old tennis player, current number 3 in the world in singles and number 2 in doubles in the wheelchair tennis ranking, spoke with Redgoleta before traveling to Chile to play the Fashion Museum Cup and showed all his emotion for rubbing shoulders with great talents such as Nadal, Tabilo and De la Puente, but he is also looking forward to Santiago 2023.

Therefore, from the outset he points out that “Santiago is going to be very importantIn addition, it will probably also be the last tournament that I play in the year and the idea is to close it in the best way there. Hopefully it will be the end of a very good year on a personal level.”

Thus, with 332 days to go until October 20, 2023, when the event starts, he confesses that “I am very enthusiastic, the Pan American Games are always a very nice tournament, I really like to play, I really enjoy it and It’s the only chance I have to be able to play in South Americaso I am with a lot of desire, enthusiasm and illusion”.

“Hopefully we get to that time of year well, because it will be at the end of the year and it will be hard, but with a lot of enthusiasm and to enjoy such a beautiful event as the Pan American Games, and in Chile, and I know it will have enough impact,” he closed.

“The Fashion Museum Cup is a very interesting event for wheelchair tennis”

Regarding the Fashion Museum Cup, which will bring him together with Alejandro Tabilo, Rafael Nadal and Martín de la Puente in Chile, Fernández acknowledged that “it will be very nice, and it is something very important for us. I think it is a very interesting event for chair tennis, in which real inclusion is being sought”.

Later, he is grateful “that we are part of it with Martín to really show what chair tennis is and try to make a leap, a change and send a message to society and that there is a change of vision about what tennis really is.” chair tennis is very good”.

“So the truth is that I am very excited, I know that it will be a full stadium and that Rafa Nadal will be there, who also makes everything go to another dimension, so I am very excited and preparing to arrive well, put on a show and that the objective set with the people of the Fashion Museum is fulfilled”, he concluded.

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