It’s the Cerndolo brothers who are largely responsible for Argentina’s recent tennis revival. If it was the younger Cerndolo who won in Córdoba last year, it was the older Cerndolo, Francisco, who took first place in yesterday’s Bastad tournament.
A solid win over his countryman Báez, propelling Francisco into the world’s top 30. The tennis player opened up to the La Nación microphones, discussing his hard work and the specifics of his Bastad victory.
This 23-year-old makes the Top 30 for the first time: “Taking home my first ATP trophy is a huge accomplishment for me. Last year’s heartbreaking final loss in Buenos Aires to Diego Schwartzman was exacerbated by my inability to earn the position he deserved due to point blocking.
I was upset and dissatisfied by that, but things are different this year. Most significantly, my outlook shifted, and I began working harder and taking a fresher approach. The Top 100 list finally arrived, and I was steadily getting better across the board.
I believe I have succeeded despite the fact that my efforts have not even reached the grass stage. So, this week was a success in every way.” Cerndolo continued his explanation by saying: “Never mind challenging an Argentine in the finals, it’s tough to do so at any time.
Although this had occurred previously in Buenos Aires, this time around it was more successful because I gave it my all. There was tension, but I emerged victorious.” Cerundolo made it clear that his match against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon was crucial to his success.
In the eyes of the world, Nadal is a legend.
Rafael Nadal, winner of 22 Grand Slam titles, recently discussed talent in an interview with the Spanish television program “Talento a bordo.” Rafael Nadal once said, “Talent is something that I think people confuse a little bit.”
“That which is most important to me is not flashy play or powerful contact with the ball. Various players possess exceptional skills, such as the ability to hit with power, to not miss any balls, to make a spectacular cut, or to move with dexterity. However, the ultimate objective of tennis, like that of any sport, is to triumph.
So, in conclusion, I think it’s obvious that whoever has the most talent will be the victor.” Nadal added that maintaining a positive outlook no matter how tough the circumstances may be is the key to achieving one’s goals.
“I doubt I would have had the same drive to learn and grow if I hadn’t had people to point me in the right direction. I’ve always tried to keep a positive outlook and attitude no matter what life threw at me, and that’s something we try to instill in the youth of today.
Since there will always be challenges, the key is to embrace them, put in the effort, and look forward with hope “a man aged 36 declared.