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.
Some highlights of his career: