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Guillermo Alcaide on the Spanish Tennis Federation: "They don't help anybody"
Found this interesting and wanted to share it, even if we've heard similar before. It's from an interview at ITF Siena 2009.
Did you receive help from the Spanish Federation?
No, they don't help anybody. I was the number 4 junior in the world and I got nothing. The only thing I got was €1000, for one year. And with €1000, you don't get anywhere in tennis. Just playing here in this tournament (Siena), I spent US$600-700.
They just choose three guys for each generation. The guys they chose for 1986, my age, it wasn't Nadal, it wasn't Granollers, Andujar or me. The guys they chose, they already left tennis 2 or 3 years ago. So for your question, the Spanish Tennis Federation didn't help me at all.
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