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.”
He is playing Düsseldorf Qualies and Doubles Main Draw. He also hasn't won a match here yet.
I think it's a smart decision, because he is more likely to get some ranking points in Düsseldorf than Paris, especially with his current form, and he will still have some time to prepare for the grass season. He has to defend a first round at Wimbledon.
__________________ TT Singles: W 2014: Heilbronn I TT Singles: W 2013: Marseille, Sarasota TT Singles: W 2012: Blois Fut; QF USO TT Singles ranking: 59 (High: 52)
TT Doubles: W 2013: Winston-Salem, Sarajevo; SF USO (w/ appleGirl) TT Doubles: W 2012: Antalya, Tiburon; SF USO (w/ appleGirl) TT Doubles: W 2011: Izmir CH (w/ appleGirl) TT Doubles ranking: 38 (High: 31)