Feliciano Lopez, 41, is “happy” despite playing in the final Barcelona game without gas.

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Feliciano Lopez claimed that despite lacking the stamina to play against David Goffin in the third set, he thoroughly enjoyed his final Barcelona Open match. Lopez received a main draw wildcard into Barcelona even though he would be retiring from tennis in two months.

Goffin had it tough against 41-year-old Lopez, but the Belgian eventually prevailed 7-6 (3) 6-7 (4) 6-0. Given that Lopez is playing in a limited number of tournaments during his last year, this was only his third competition of the year.

“I felt fine throughout the match, but by the third set, I was unable to continue. Even if I didn’t succeed in winning, it was worthwhile to train for these matches, Lopez stated on the tournament’s Twitter page.

Regarding Lopez’s realization of his childhood fantasy of competing at the Barcelona Open

A 16-year-old Lopez made his debut with Barcelona in 1998. Lopez appeared in Barcelona for the 22nd time this season. “When I played for the first time at the age of 16, I didn’t think I’d end up where I am now.

I always say that I always dreamed of competing in the Barcelona Open when I first arrived in Barcelona, and today I closed a cycle,” Lopez remarked.

Lopez was unable to advance to the main draw of the French Open in May.

Lopez, though, participated in 79 straight Grand Slams before then. Lopez acknowledges that it took hard and commitment to achieve his remarkable streak. “It’s amazing to have gone 20 years without missing a Grand Slam.

I am aware of what I have done and the cost of my many years of playing. In order to have such a lengthy career, I am proud of what I have accomplished, Lopez remarked.

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In June, Lopez is slated to perform in Mallorca.

Lopez recently disclosed that if he received a wildcard, he would compete in his farewell tournament at the Queen’s Club.

Feliciano Lopez, 41, is “happy” despite playing in the final Barcelona game without gas.
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