- Posted October 23, 2012 by
Juan Carlos Ferrero officially ends from his professional tennis career.
The Agora was the place where Juan Carlos Ferrero played his last individual match. He did his best but Nicolas Almagro who is trying to get a place for the Masters Cup in London, was too much. The score, 7-5, 6-3 shows the match was not easy for “Nico”.
“It has been a very nice day” said Ferrero after the match. On court, Ferrero felt “the love of the crowd”. During the press conference, he announced that “maybe I will play some doubles tournament, just to have fun”. Regarding his opponent, Ferrero was honored to be defeated by a friend.
Talking about the highlights of his career, he pointed the first Davis Cup title, the victory in Roland Garros and the moment when he became number one. His coach, Antonio Martinez Cascales added the world championship when he was 14 and the first title after a serious injury.
When Almagro won, it was clear that this was not a normal match. Ferrero started to cry but with a smile in his face. When he was ready he said some words to the crowd. “He said just a few words but they came from the heart” claimed Almagro.
At the press conference Almagro added "this was the bitterest victory of my career” and in his opinion Ferrero is still a high class, “after this match, I will keep on playing but I respect his decision”
On second round Almagro will face Sam Querrey, they have played four times, last one during the David Cup semifinal.