Ruben Ramirez was in a hotel in Rio Preto Brasil last year when his doubles partner Ferreiro decided to go see the night in the city. He opened his arms widely and said: que pasa man? we have match tomorrow.
“Some players say to me, ‘Why are you still playing?’ ” Ramirez Hidalgo said. “I still play because tennis is my life. Tennis gives me everything, more than I dreamed when I was young.”
Ferrer Retains Buenos Aires Trophy; Wins 20th Title
World No. 4 David Ferrer successfully retained his title at the Copa Claro on Sunday in Buenos Aires, defeating third seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to clinch his 20th ATP World Tour trophy.
“I am very happy for this title. I cannot describe it with other words,” said Ferrer. “It’s very hard to win back-to-back titles, and this tournament in Buenos Aires is always very tough. I am very proud.”