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Paul Capdeville (former 76 ATP) announces retirement

Our country's number one has announced that he's retiring because of his recent injuries. His last match will be in the Santiago CH or in the qualy of Roland Garros if he manages to entry.

"It would be nice to say goodbye in Paris, but also I like to play in Chile. Anyway, I'm ready to step aside. I don't think so much about the fact that I'm going to retire, I just said 'it's over' and luckily I have a good tree to snuggle that's all the mining issue. I'm doing several things about it"

"For a while, until about age 25, people made ​​me feel so much that was wrong, that I believed it. I just had three players who made ​​great things that will never be repeated in my generation. It's that simple. But again, I did a good race. I can not complain"

Here is the full article, in spanish: http://www.lasegunda.com/Noticias/Deportes/2014/04/927754/capdeville-a-la-hora-del-adios-tanto-me-hicieron-sentir-que-era-malo-que-por-un-tiempo-me-lo-crei


Well, in contrast to the most people in my country I have a good opinion of Capdeville in overall, perhaps his game was not that beautiful, he hadn't great weapons, obviously he wasn't as succesful as Rios, Gonzo and Massu, his personality was a bit special, but in the end he was a good player and deserves a lot of respect, he was our number one for more than 3 years, he achieved more than expected because of his limitations, it shows effort.

In Chile he is bashed almost everyday, I think this is absolutely unfair. He did all what he could do and more. He played some great matches in DC, won a 250 in doubles, reached SF in singles, defeated several top ten players, won 10 Challengers in clay and hard, was in the top 250 for eight years aproximately. His best ranking was 76 in 2009.

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Poor Paul, had the misfortune of having share to Gonzalez y Massu, but he had a decent carrer. top 100, won atp doubles, so best that other chliean tennis players.

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pero si me comparas con otros chilenos como Aguilar u Hormazábal, fue muy buena.

El otro día, cuando dije que me retiraba de la Copa Davis, en un diario salió que me hicieron bullying por twitter. Eran los mismos 10 viejos que siempre me han criticado, pero también recibí miles de mensajes de apoyo por mi carrera





I didn't know Massu is Chile's captain now, he says the shoulder problem and his son are the main reasons to call it a career now.

I remember him mostly for the DC battles, he pulled any sort of antics against Fognini last year, it was funny in a weird way, always had that 'caliente' attitude.
Managed to win CHs even in his worst seasons like '12 and last year.

Don't think he's ever beaten a top 10 though (at the moment he beat them), the best wins are:
20‑Feb‑2006 Memphis Hard R32 127 14 (Q)Capdeville d. (3)Tommy Robredo [ESP] 4-6 7-6(3) 6-4
3‑May‑2009 Estoril Clay R32 91 19 Capdeville d. (5)David Nalbandian [ARG] 6-2 6-2

and a dead rubber against Blake who was #8 by then.

When he says minero he means gold or what?


Thanks for the article.
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When he says minero he means gold or what?
His family has investments in a lime plant and the exploitation of a copper mine in the north of Chile.

Looks like you can read spanish, here is an article (of 2013): http://diario.latercera.com/2013/03/...pdeville.shtml

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Thanks!
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He was beaten left and right recently, so that's a wise decision.

He had a decent career

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I remember him beating Isner in an epic five-setter in Davis Cup

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pero si me comparas con otros chilenos como Aguilar u Hormazábal, fue muy buena.

El otro día, cuando dije que me retiraba de la Copa Davis, en un diario salió que me hicieron bullying por twitter. Eran los mismos 10 viejos que siempre me han criticado, pero también recibí miles de mensajes de apoyo por mi carrera



I don't know why I laughed so hard when I read this. I know very little about him but surely he doesn't deserve it; must be an element of unfilled potential perhaps? Or is it because he is a dickhead? Does he rub people the wrong way?
Despite having some great players I have never gotten the impression that tennis was important in Chile; the couple of times I went there there was no indication of the sport being present at all.
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Good luck in your after-tennis life, Paul
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that post match fight with Ancic was easily the highlight of his career. That match against Fed at USO in which Fed played flying smash comes second
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I don't know why I laughed so hard when I read this. I know very little about him but surely he doesn't deserve it; must be an element of unfilled potential perhaps? Or is it because he is a dickhead? Does he rub people the wrong way?
Despite having some great players I have never gotten the impression that tennis was important in Chile; the couple of times I went there there was no indication of the sport being present at all.
Mate, here football is everything. There are few tennis fans. The most people bash Capdeville without arguments, they just became accostumed to have players winning ATP tournaments, reaching slam finals, being top 10. As I said his personality is a bit special, but people don't bash him for that, that's sure.

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that post match fight with Ancic was easily the highlight of his career. That match against Fed at USO in which Fed played flying smash comes second
I don't know why they were fined for that, they barely touched each other. Was quite funny though.

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He should've retired a long time ago

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